It seems that the most googled person in 2013 are those who have left us to never come back again. Is it true that people only remember you after you die? Do people only get interested in you when you leave this world. Perhaps its true that only shocking news brings people's attention to you.
Top of the list is Paul Walker, Cory Monteith and Nelson Mandela. Paul Walker has as high as 83 Million searches in December while Cory Monteith has as high as 70 Million in July. Nelson Mandela had almost 25 million searches in December.
The 3 of them died in 2013. Paul Walker who is the star of The Fast and The Furious chain of movies died in a car accident on Novemeber 30 2013. Cory Monteith, the star of Glee died on July 13 2013 as a result of drugs.
Perhaps the most influential among the 3 is Nelson Mandela. Mandela was able to touch the lives of millions and billions of people through his leadership and courage. So let's talk a little about this towering figure and give him the credit that he deserves.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (lovingly known as Madiba) is the man of the moment, even in death he shines. In fact, it’s his demise on December 5th 2013 at the age of 95 that propelled him to the top of Google’s Zeitgeist list being among the most googled person.
Born Rolihlahla Mandela to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, this great man grew up dreaming of being a part of his people’s struggle for independence. His dream began to come true in 1945 when he joined the African National Congress and helped to establish the ANC Youth League. Madiba began to practice law in 1952 alongside Oliver Tambo while at the same time becoming very active in the black South African’s search for freedom.
And it was this cause that landed him and 7 others on Robben Island serving life sentences for sabotage beginning 1964. He was released in 1990 and became South Africa’s 1st black President in 1994 serving only one term. He then devoted himself to philanthropic work through the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was married to Evelyn Mase from 1944 to 1955. He later divorced her and married Winnie Madikizela between 1958 and 1996 and finally Graça Machel from 1998 to 2013.