America’s Most Wanted Celebrities of the Year

America's Most Wanted Celebrities of the Year
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Elon Musk is the seventh most searched celebrity on Google of the year, behind the former Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, The Queen, Tom Brady and Kim Kardashian

  • Amber Heard is the most searched celebrity on Google in 2022, being searched an average of 5.6 million times each month in America this year
  • Johnny Depp is the second most Googled celebrity of 2022, being searched at a rate of just under 5.5 million times per month this year.
  • Elon Musk, Tom Brady, Pete Davidson and Queen Elizabeth are in the top ten

New research has revealed America’s most Googled celebrities of 2022, with Amber Heard taking the top spot.

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The most searched celebrities on Google in 2022

Research by celebrity news site CelebTattler analyzed Google search data for more than 150 of the most influential celebrities since January 1.St 2022 to determine which celebrity was the most talked about of the year.

The study revealed Amber heard as the most Googled celebrity of the year, with 5.6 million average searches each month of 2022 in America. Heard hit the headlines with her ex-husband Johnny Depp – who is number two – amid a defamation lawsuit from April to June this year.

Johnny Depp has been Googled 5.5 million times each month this year, slightly less than Heard on average. Despite Heard having the highest search interest, when broken down geographically, 34 out of 50 states searched for Johnny Depp more than any other celebrity this year.

Queen Elizabeth II received the third most Google searches in America throughout 2022. Britain’s longest-serving monarch died in September 2022, resulting in the Queen being searched on Google 4.2 million times each month.

Tom Brady is the most searched sports star in America in 2022 and the fourth most searched celebrity on Google. Brady has been Googled 4.06 million times per month this year. Brady announced his retirement from the NFL in February and has recently been in the news due to his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

One of the most talked about couples of 2022 takes the fifth and sixth place respectively. Kim Kardashian she was Googled 3.4 million times per month across America in 2022, making her the fifth most talked about celebrity of the year. Her ex-boyfriend for most of the yearPete Davidson ranks sixth, being searched on Google 3.2 million times per month on average.

Thanks to his recent controversial acquisition of Twitter, billionaire Elon Musk is the seventh most Googled celebrity of the year. Musk was searched on Google 3.19 million times per month in America.

Will Smith ranks as the eighth most searched celebrity on Google of the year, being searched 3.15 million times, just short of Elon Musk. Will Smith made headlines in March after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during his 94th The Academy Awards ceremony where he later won Best Actor for his role in King Richard.

Rounding out the top ten are two actresses who were the faces of hit TV series in 2022. Millie Bobby Brown is America’s ninth most Googled celebrity of the year, with America’s Googling the Strange things actress 2.78 million times per month this year.

Zendayafrom Euphoria fame, rounds out the top ten, being searched 2.71 million times a month in America throughout the year.

America’s Most Wanted Celebrities of the Year

Rank Celebrity Average monthly Google searches in 2022
1 Amber heard 5,651,700
2 Johnny Depp 5,565,100
3 Queen Elizabeth II 4,294,300
4 Tom Brady 4,061,900
5 Kim Kardashian 3,479,700
6 Pete Davidson 3,291,000
7 Elon Musk 3,193,000
8 Will Smith 3,155,900
9 Millie Bobby Brown 2,782,600
10 Zendaya 2,718,300
11 LeBron James 2,349,000
12 Stephen Curry 2,180,900
13 Taylor Swift 2,100,400
14 Harry Styles 2,099,300
15 Ryan Reynolds 2,078,900

America’s Most Wanted Women of the Year

Rank Celebrity Average monthly Google searches in 2022
1 Amber heard 5,651,700
2 Queen Elizabeth II 4,294,300
3 Kim Kardashian 3,479,700
4 Millie Bobby Brown 2,782,600
5 Zendaya 2,718,300
6 Taylor Swift 2,100,400
7 Sydney Sweeney 2,049,200
8 Rihanna 1,779,900
9 Billie Eilish 1,765,700
10 Ariana Grande 1,682,900

Google’s most searched men of the year

Rank Celebrity Average monthly Google searches in 2022
1 Johnny Depp 5,565,100
2 Tom Brady 4,061,900
3 Pete Davidson 3,291,000
4 Elon Musk 3,193,000
5 Will Smith 3,155,900
6 LeBron James 2,349,000
7 Stephen Curry 2,180,900
8 Harry Styles 2,099,300
9 Ryan Reynolds 2,078,900
10 Kanye West 2,050,100

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson for CelebTattler said:

“This year certainly hasn’t been lacking when it comes to celebrity news, whether it’s Elon Musk taking over Twitter or the behind-the-scenes drama Don’t Worry Darling. This study provides fascinating insight into the celebrities who have had the greatest impact on the American people, and it will be interesting to see if these search numbers rise or fall in 2023.”

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