Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Googled Male Celebrities in The World 2017. Popularity. For a male celebrity, it can be measured in many ways. Media mentions, awards, ticket sales, endorsements. However, with the emergence of the digital world has come a new way to measure popularity. How much has your name been Googled. In many industries, Google mentions are held above all other types of media mentions. In fact, celebrities and their managers have been known to set “Google Alerts” on their names so that they will get an email anytime their name is mentioned anywhere on the web. So which male celebrities are the King’s of Google in 2016-2017? Let’s start with this Hollywood Heartthrob.
List of Top 10 Most Googled Male Celebrities in The World 2017
10. Brad Pitt
After a relatively quiet year, Brad Pitt became entangled in a firestorm of controversy which instantly made him one of the most Googled celebrities of 2016-2017. In September 2016 Pitt’s wife Angelina Jolie announced that she would be divorcing the leading man. Soon after it was revealed by a number of sources that Jolie wants the divorce because Pitt, during a heated exchange aboard a private plane, allegedly verbally and possibly even physically abused one of the couple’s children in a drunken rage. The FBI says it is gathering information about the alleged incident involving Brad Pitt and his children on the flight. His soon to be ex-wife Angelina Jolie, says she doesn’t want Pitt to be prosecuted.
9. Ben Affleck
After starring in the 1998 Hollywood blockbuster ‘Armageddon’ alongside Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck was touted as a Hollywood leading man. He went on to star in some other pretty successful movies, but his acting career took a downturn in the early 2000’s. However, Affleck reemerged back onto the big screen in a major way in 2016 when he was cast as Batman in the superhero film ‘Batman v Superman’. The role of a lifetime for most actors… What could go wrong? Well, Batman fans didn’t want Affleck to star in the role and there was a large amount of backlash across the internet. To add insult to injury, the film was met with poor reviews, however, you can’t call it a flop because it raked in over $850 million worldwide! But that didn’t mean all the backlash and negative reviews didn’t bother Affleck. Which lead to a hilarious turn of events. During an interview, Affleck appeared heartbroken when the interviewer mentioned the negative reviews of ‘Batman v Superman’. The video went viral and is hailed as one of the most hilarious internet memes of 2016. Propelling Affleck to one of the most Googled male celebrities of the year 2016-2017.
8. Kevin Hart
It seems like every time you turn on the TV Kevin Hart is starring in a new movie. Well, all that hard work has paid off. Recently Forbes announced that Kevin Hart is the highest paid comedian in the world making over $87 million from June 2015 to June 2016. Dethroning veteran funny man Seinfeld who pulled in a not too shabby $43.5 million in the same time period. What’s next for Hart? A Jumanji reboot starring himself and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
7. Justin Bieber
Besides being one of the highest paid artist of 2016-2017, Bieber has been in the headlines all year for his personal life. Making him one of the most Googled male celebrities of 2016-2017. From getting into a street brawl with a much larger man to dating Lionel Richie’s 18 year old daughter and announcing he was quitting Instagram, Bieber has been trending, and we don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon.
6. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
No one has ever made the transition from pro wrestler to Hollywood heavyweight like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The star of several Hollywood blockbusters including “The Scorpion King” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7” Dwayne Johnson has been Hollywood gold for a long time. His name has been trending in 2016 because of his many films, and the fact that Forbes ranked him as the highest-paid actor in Hollywood in 2016-2017. But that doesn’t mean that Dwayne Johnson is showing any signs of slowing down. He has recently been cast in some major Hollywood remakes including the Robin Williams box office hit Jumanji and a movie version of the hit TV series Baywatch. Both are set to be released in 2017.
5. Johnny Depp
Known for being one of the most talented and versatile actors in Hollywood, Johnny Depp is a true living legend. However, Depp is known to be very private when it comes to his personal life. Which made it a huge shock to us all when his then wife Amber Heard announced that she was filing for divorce amidst accusations of domestic violence. Depp quickly settled the case, agreeing to pay Amber $7 million and signing the divorce papers. After a brief break from the norm, we don’t expect to hear much about Depp’s personal life in the future, however, we expect him to still be one of the most Googled celebrities in the world with the release of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 2017.
Why is Drake one of the most Googled male celebrities in 2016-2017? Let’s start with him dating R&B diva Rhianna… Then let’s take a look at his ongoing feud with rapper Meek Mill. Then for good measure let’s throw in his Twitter trolling of Lebron James during the NBA Playoffs, one of the best selling albums of the year, and over one billion streams on Apple music. It’s nearly impossible not to be one of the most Googled male celebrities of the year with a résumé like that.
3. Akshay Kumar
Haven’t met the hottest face in Bollywood movies yet? Well, here’s your introduction. This well known Bollywood actor raked in over $30 million in 2016-2017 and remains one of the most searched celebrities in the world. Starring in 3 bonafide box office hits between 2016-2017.
2. Lil Wayne
Once one of the highest earning musicians in the world, rapper Lil Wayne has been in the news more often lately for his health problems and legal battles with his former record label boss, than his music. The never-ending controversy surrounding his life has made him one of the most Googled male celebrities of 2016-2017.
1. Donald Trump
Does he even need an introduction? The businessman turned reality TV star, turned presidential candidate has been in the news almost every day in 2016-2017. Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him. When Trump isn’t saying something controversial, he’s doing something controversial… The only real question is… What is The Donald going to do to set the internet ablaze next?
Making this list is hard work. To be one of the most Googled male celebrities 2016-2017 you either have to be extremely great, or extremely controversial. With winding to a close I can’t wait to see who makes headlines and becomes the Internet’s next trending topic in 2017.