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Top 10 People Searches – January 2012

Written by February 14, 2012

It’s a new year, and a new list! Check it out:

10. Tim Tebow – Tim Tebow is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He is known for kneeling down to pray after a touchdown, an act now called “Tebowing.” Learn how to properly perform the action of Tebowing, and check out those who have already mastered it here.

Spokeo Tim Tebow

9. Joe Paterno – Joe Paterno, former Penn State football coach, died at 85 on January 22 from lung cancer. He was the most successful head coach in the history of major college football.

8. Brad Pitt – Brad recently appeared at the Berlin Film Festival and has also been nominated for a best actor Oscar in Moneyball.

7. Hervey Medellin – Medellin is the victim of the tragic and mysterious “body parts found below Hollywood sign” case.

6. Chasity Jones – Chasiry Jones was involved in a fatal DUI crash. You can read about her case here.

5. Barry Weiss – Barry Weiss is best known for appearing on A&E’s Storage Wars. He is also Jesse James’ “Jewish Godfather.” See him in action below.

4. Bill Gates – Bill Gates continues as the world’s premier philanthropist – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently gave $750 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

3. Selena Gomez – Actress, singer, do-gooder, girlfriend of Justin Bieber, and now… producer! Selena will produce the upcoming film ‘The Sky Is Everywhere,’ which is based on a Jandy Nelson novel. Impressive.

2. Barack Obama – It’s no surprise seeing our President on the list – he’s currently working hard on his reelection campaign and issues including rising tuition costs.

1. Justin Bieber – Justin continues his reign into the new year, and also has a new tattoo and new wax figure. Also, a Spokeo employee spotted Bieber at CES a few weeks ago and got a picture!

Spokeo Justin Bieber

A few people who just missed the list include Kim Kardashian, William Reimer, and Silvio Berlusconi.

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Director of Public Relations & Community Initiatives

Vanessa joined Spokeo in 2012 and oversees all social media, media relations and community relations efforts for Spokeo. She is especially passionate about Spokeo programs focused on search and reunion and promoting STEM careers for women and children. During her free time, she enjoys writing, DIY home decor and crafts, and eating dessert!

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