Top 10 Most Popular Persons on Wikipedia 2012

10. Adolf Hitler       View Count  9,869,055
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945



9. Rihana      View Count  10,016,622
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian recording artist and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began when she met record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003.



8. Eminem        View Count  10,670,633
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor.


7. Adele (singer)      View count  12,641,391
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, better known simply as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006.


6. Justin Bieber        View count  12,671,643
Justin Drew Bieber is a best-selling Canadian pop artist. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber's videos on YouTube and later became his manager.



5. Nicki Minaj            View count  12,837,171
Onika Tanya Maraj, known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer-songwriter, voice actress and television personality. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.



4. Mitt Romney        View Count 13,051,298
Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. He was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election



3. Gangnam Style      View Count 13,129,876
Gangnam Style is a K-pop single by the South Korean musician PSY. The song was released in July 2012 as the lead single of his sixth studio album PSY 6. Gangnam Style became the first online video record 1 billion hits on the internet. 



2. Barack Obama       View Count 13,534,907
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office.



1. Whitney Houston    View Count 13,647,009
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.

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