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Top 10 People Searches – February 2012

Written by March 12, 2012

February is over and we’ve leaped into March. Check out the top people searches:

10. Jeremy Lin – There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Jeremy Lin, the point guard for the New York Knicks, whether you’re a sports fan or not. Are you a fan of Lin? You can now taste the lin-sanity.

Spokeo Jeremy Lin

9. Laura Maggi – Laura Maggi runs a bar in Italy and is making the news for her fashion choices, as well as the large amounts of traffic and congestion caused by the popularity of her bar. The mayor has stepped into action by banning her husband from going to the bar – one less customer.

8. Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift is currently starring in ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,’ based off the classic children’s book. Taylor also invited a cancer patient to be her date at the Academy of Counry Music Awards (she was unable to fulfill his request for attending prom) – she’s both talented and thoughtful!

7. Bill Gates – Bill Gates has recently been involved with food productivity, TB vaccine research and clean-tech initiatives.

6. Francesco Pizzetti – Francesco Pizzetti is the head of the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) and has been in the news for responding to the new data protection proposals issued by the European Commission.

5. Leslie Birkland – Leslie is a cast member of Style Network’s Big Rich Texas and runs a pageant coaching business.

4. Selena Gomez – Selena Gomez was spotted at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, and also got some ink.

3. Barack Obama – Our president comes in at number 3 this month, and is currently dealing with the auto bailout and education funding.

2. Justin Bieber – Justin Bieber’s reign of the number one spot is over! He is also currently battling a Joustin’ Beaver (true story).

1. Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston tragically passed away on February 11, 2012. She was the most-awarded female act of all time and is also one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She was an amazing diva and a true music legend.

Here’s a few folks who just missed the cut: Camille Murray, Gabriela Cortez, Anthony Padilla and Kim Kardashian.

Posted in Inside Spokeo, People Search

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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