Top 10 most googled people in 2015

Google released its annual list of the year’s top trending people, a reflection, more or less, of what people were curious about in 2015.


1)    Lamar Odom



The former NBA star and estranged husband of Khloé Kardashian was hospitalized in October after he was found unconscious in Nevada brothel with “virtually every drug imaginable” found in his system.


2)    Caitlyn Jenner



Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner this year and debuted her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair in June. She also starred in a reality show, I Am Cait, accepted awards for her bravery, and drew criticism for remarks some deemed insensitive (for which she apologized).


3)    Ronda Rousey



Ronda Rousey, arguably the biggest mixed martial arts fighter, enjoyed a year in the spotlight that was interrupted when she was shockingly knocked out in a fight in November.


4)    Donald Trump



He’s the biggest political story of the year. The businessman announced his run for president as a Republican over the summer and has pretty much insulted or offended everyone since then—and yet he remains the Republican frontrunner.


5)    Ruby Rose



The Australian model and TV host carved out a name for herself in the U.S. with a starring role in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. Rose also earned headlines this week after reports surfaced that she and her girlfriend Phoebe Dahl called it quits.


6)    Charlie Sheen



In November, the actor told Matt Lauer on the Today show that he was HIV positive, a diagnosis he received in 2011. That hasn’t stopped Sheen from carrying on an active sex life, though Sheen and his doctor insisted the disease is undetectable in his blood.


7)    Brian Williams



The NBC Nightly News anchor was suspended for six months starting in February after exaggerating a story about his travels in a military helicopter during the Iraq war. He returned in September, but in a diminished capacity as breaking news anchor on MSNBC.


8)    Rachel Dolezal



The former NAACP head in Spokane, Washington sparked endless head-shaking and debate when it was revealed in June that she was biologically white, sparking an outcry that upended her life―forcing her to step down from her position—and prompting a debate about whether people can be “transracial,” identifying as a race they aren’t born as.


9)    Adele



The British pop star released a surprise album, 25—which includes the single “Hello”—that shattered the record for selling the most albums in a week, ever.


10) Josh Duggar



The oldest son of the Duggar clan, stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, admitted last spring that he molested young girls, including his sisters, when he was a teenager. His name also came up in the trove of data released when Ashley Madison was hacked. TLC ultimately canceled 19 Kids and Counting.

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