Who run the world? Hillary Clinton and Simone Biles, according to Google.
end-of-year data from Google indicates that Clinton and Biles were two of the top trending people in the U.S. in 2016. Clinton was the second top trending person in America, behind President-elect Donald Trump. Biles was the seventh.
This data is based on searches that had the largest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2016 as compared to 2015. It does not take into account searches for people who passed away in 2016.
Both Clinton and Biles dominated in their respective fields this year. While Clinton
did not win the presidential election in November, she did become the first woman to clinch a presidential nomination from a major U.S. political party. Clinton also won the popular vote, taking home over 2 million more votes than Trump did.
Gymnastics prodigy Biles burst onto the Olympic scene this summer, sweeping up four gold medals and one bronze. Biles made history as
the first gymnast in a generation to win four golds in one Olympic Games.
Given Clinton’s historic presidential run and Biles’s remarkable Olympic performance, their high search results aren’t all that surprising. Still, it’s heartening to see two dynamite female role models top
Google’s trending lists.
Clinton and Biles were the only women to appear on Google’s Top Trending People list. Check out the full list below.
Before you go, let’s take a look back at some of Biles and Clinton’s biggest moments in 2016.
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, on stage during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Bloomberg via Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges the crowd at the end on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, her husband former President Bill Clinton and vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine (R) look at balloons at the end of the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images Simone Biles of the United States competes on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Quinn Rooney via Getty Images Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States poses for photographs after the medal ceremony for the Women's Individual All Around on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Alex Livesey via Getty Images Simone Biles of the United States competes in the Women's Vault Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ryan Pierse via Getty Images Silver medalist Maria Paseka of Russia, gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States and bronze medalist Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland pose on the podium at the medal ceremony for Women's Vault on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Alex Livesey via Getty Images Simone Biles of the United States competes in the Balance Beam Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lars Baron via Getty Images Bronze medalist Simone Biles (L) and silver medalist Lauren Hernandez (R) of the United States pose for photographs after the at the medal ceremony for the Balance Beam on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lars Baron via Getty Images U.S. gymnasts Alexandra Raisman, left, and Simone Biles celebrate after winning Gold (Biles) and Silver (Raisman) in the Individual Women's Floor Exercise final at Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Colorado Springs Gazette via Getty Images Democrat Hillary Clinton greets the audience after attending the first presidential debate with Republican Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead of New York, the United States, Sept. 26, 2016. Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images Hillary Clinton speaks as Donald Trump stands during the second U.S. presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Bloomberg via Getty Images Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigns in North Carolina with First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday October 27, 2016. The Washington Post via Getty Images Beyonce, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Jay Z appear on stage during a Get Out The Vote concert at Wolstein Center on November 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin Sullivan via Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks off stage as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel the day after the election on Wednesday November 9, 2016 in New York City, NY. The Washington Post via Getty Images