Who are Most Searched on Google - Top 10 trending people searches
Google released its annual "Year in Search" data. And as part of it, Google shared everything were googled throughout 2020 — which, with everything going on this year, was probably A LOT.
Top 10 trending people searches of this year:
#1. Joe Biden
President-elect Joe Biden is on his way to being sworn in as president next month, but in the meantime, he’s won another honour: topping this year’s Google Trends, according to the tech giant’s Year in Search review.
According to Google Trends, searches for Biden reached a peak the week of Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, the week the presidential election took place and when the Associated Press called his Oval Office win the following weekend, as cited by Forbes.
#2. Kim Jong Un
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After Biden, the most searched people were North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un— particularly in April, when rumours he had died circulated—followed by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
#3. Kamala Harris
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In August 2020, Kamala Harris made history as the first Black woman, when she accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president of United States. More so, her Indian roots, and nostalgic stories of Indian heritage courtesy her Tamilian mother, intrigued citizens further.
Finally, in November, Harris becomes the vice-president-elect of the US, the first time in history that a woman, and a woman of colour, has been elected to such a position in the White House.
According to India.com, on Thursday, Harris was also chosen as Time magazine’s 2020 ‘Person of the Year along with Biden.
#4. Jacob Blake
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On Aug. 23, Jacob Blake, a Black man who lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was shot seven times in the back — in front of his three children — by a white police officer as he walked towards his car. The incident was captured on video and quickly shared on social media, leading to protests (as well as counter-protests). The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down.
#5. Ryan Newman
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During the Daytona 500 in February, the NASCAR driver had a horrifying crash during the final lap of the race — with his car flipping over and catching fire. Ryan suffered non–life-threatening injuries and has since returned to racing.
#6. Tom Hanks
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It was a big year for Tom, but not for the normal reasons we would have all expected. The year started on a high note for him — being nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, as cited by Buzzfeed.
But in early March, he announced that he and wife Rita Wilson had both tested positive for COVID-19. A month later, Tom was the first host of the socially distanced Saturday Night Live at Home.
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In case you forgot, Shakira performed at the Super Bowl halftime show this year (yes, that was this year!) alongside Jennifer Lopez.
#8. Tom Brady
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On March 17, Tom announced he would be leaving the New England Patriots after 20 years with the team. A few days later, on March 20, he announced that he was officially signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
#9. Kanye West
Kanye made lots of headlines this year, but the one that had all of us talking was his presidential run — for which he got 60,000 votes.
#10. Vanessa Bryant
Vanessa Bryant speaking during the " Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant" service at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles on February 24, 2020
Vanessa suffered a terrible loss earlier this year when both her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter, Gianna Bryant, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. Vanessa went on to give an emotional eulogy to them at a public memorial held for them at the Staples Center on Feb. 24.
*For more Google Trends in 2020, please check out our KnowInsider!
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