Google’s year in search 2022: another fateful year comes to an end in less than a month. As people prepare for 2023, Google is celebrating the major events of 2022. Google has released its “Year in Search” data for trending searches, actors, people, movies, and more events that took place in 2022.
In that sense, we bring you this list of the most searched people on Google in 2022. Johnny Depp topped the list, and other controversial figures such as Will Smith, Andrew Tate and Amber Heard also appear in the top 10.
No Indian citizen appeared on the list. However, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, of Indian origin, was the ninth most searched person in 2022. He Read on to find out the most Google searched people in the world in 2022.
1) Johnny Depp
Johnny Deep has been in the news for most of 2022 due to his involvement in the “trial of the century.” Depp had sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation for suggesting that she was abused and assaulted several times during their relationship.
Depp had previously lost a similar defamation suit in the United Kingdom, but ended up winning the most comprehensive and live-televised trial in the United States. Depp has been trending ever since, with fans calling for his return as Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
2) Will Smith
Will Smith shook Hollywood and the world when he publicly attacked comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards ceremony in March. Rock made some jokes at the expense of Smith’s wife, Jada, who, unbeknownst to Rock, was suffering from a health problem.
Will Smith seemed to have taken the jokes in good humor at first, but then he came on stage and punched Chris Rock with everyone watching. Smith won the Best Actor Oscar anyway.
3) Amber Heard
Amber Heard went from being an activist against domestic violence to one of the most hated women on the planet in a few months. After the infamous tapes leaked in 2019 in which Heard admitted to hitting Johnny Depp and even mocking him for not defending himself, Heard was sued by Depp in a $50 million defamation lawsuit. Heard countersued for $100 million.
The trial materialized in April 2022, and the world witnessed the shocking revelations about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp live. Depp emerged victorious and Heard was ordered to pay him $10 million for damaging her reputation. Since then, Amber Heard has been trending, and there is even a campaign seeking to fire her from Aquaman 2.
4) Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine after years of tension between the two neighbors and the former Soviet states. Russia opposes Ukraine’s entry into NATO and alleges that the country is ruled by neo-Nazis. Russia was initially successful in the war, but Ukraine, with indirect support from the United States and EU countries, has held its own against the much more powerful Russian military. Putin has also been in the news recently due to rumors regarding his health.
5) Chris Rock
Chris Rock was on the receiving end of one of the most shocking stage incidents in history. Rock, known for his offensive and politically incorrect comedy, made a joke about Jada Smith’s appearance. While everyone laughed, Jada’s husband, Will Smith, did not appreciate the joke so much that he made fun of his wife’s health.
Smith slapped Rock onstage, but he continued like a professional and finished his set. Chris Rock’s popularity has skyrocketed since then and he has been performing at sold-out shows.
6) Novak Djokovic
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic made headlines when he refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19, even if it meant losing the opportunity to compete in international tournaments. Djokovic was criticized for acting like a privileged celebrity and for endangering the safety of others.
However, Djokovic stood by his decision and insisted that he was not against vaccination, but did not want to be forced to put things into his body against his will. Djokovic ended up missing several coveted tennis tournaments.
7) Anna Sorokin (Delvey)
Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, is a Russian-German con artist and con artist who posed as a wealthy heiress and defrauded numerous upper-class people and banks. Sorokin was the subject of the popular Netflix series Inventing Anna, starring Julia Garner in the title role. Sorokin is currently out on bail and under house arrest.
8) Andres Tate
Andrew Tate is a kickboxer turned life coach who gained notoriety in 2022 for his controversial lessons. Tate, whose target audience is primarily young men, defends blatant misogyny and toxic masculinity to his followers. Because of his views on women, Tate was banned from almost all social media platforms, including YouTube and Twitter. However, his popularity continues to grow and he preaches toxic sermons about him.
9) Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak became the UK’s first non-white Prime Minister after Liz Truss resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. Sunak, of Indian origin but born and raised in the United Kingdom, is a polarizing figure in the country. His net worth and his marriage to millionaire Akshata Murthy have been topics of controversy.
10) Simon Leviev
Simon Leviev is an Israeli fraudster whose exploits sparked global interest in 2022. Leviev is wanted in several countries for fraud. Leviev used his charisma and good looks to run a Ponzi scheme through the dating platform Tinder in the early 2010s. Leviev coerced more than $10 million from women around the world, especially in Europe, but he has not been caught. He also appeared in the Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler. Leviev continues to live freely in Israel.
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