2017 was loopy yr, and it appears we spent most of it looking for any potential distraction from actuality, in keeping with an annual rating of the most-read articles on Wikipedia.

Certainly, the Top 50 report is full of newsmakers. President Trump ranks second, although his views shrank dramatically. And the primary girl ranks quantity 37. Bitcoin’s bubble additionally helped push it into the Top 10. As ordinary, Deaths ranked first as folks sought details about notable passings.

But in any other case, reveals from Netflix and HBO, in addition to motion pictures from Marvel, DC Comics, and the Star Wars franchise revealed our actual precedence for the yr. Netflix’s rising prominence was significantly notable as reveals like 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things made the checklist. And it appeared like curiosity in Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret surged across the launch of Season 2 of Netflix’s The Crown. The identical was true for Pablo Escobar, quantity 41, when Netflix launched Season 3 of Narcos.

Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Elon Musk additionally made the checklist. It’s a bit of bit shocking that Apple missed the lower, given its launch of the much-hyped iPhone X, its new campus, and the very fact it’s the world’s most dear firm.

Here is the complete high 50 most-read articles on Wikipedia in 2017.

1. Deaths in 2017 (37,387,zero10)

2. Donald Trump (29,644,764)

3. Elizabeth II (19,290,956)

4. Game of Thrones(season 7) (18,792,746)

5. Meghan Markle (16,944,130)

6. Game of Thrones (16,833,302)

7. List of Bollywood movies of 2017 (16,391,427)

8. United States (15,763,915)

9. Bitcoin (15,zero26,561)

10. 13 Reasons Why (14,934,202)

11. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (14,607,282)

12. It (2017 movie) (14,539,123)

13. Queen Victoria (14,164,451)

14. List of highest-grossing Indian movies (14,091,348)

15. Gal Gadot (14,zero34,958)

16. Logan (movie) (14,zero30,384)

17. Millennials (13,417,915)

18. Riverdale (2017 TV sequence) (13,360,398)

19. 2017 in movie (13,298,613)

20. Stranger Things (13,132,129)

21. Wonder Woman(2017 movie) (13,062,375)

22. Dwayne Johnson (12,444,987)

23. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12,442,644)

24. Justice League(movie) (12,048,341)

25. Elon Musk (11,968,362)

26. Facebook (11,851,106)

27. Cristiano Ronaldo (11,640,221)

28. Get Out (movie) (11,618,096)

29. India (11,571,438)

30. Barack Obama (11,421,965)

31. YouTube (11,322,747)

32. O. J. Simpson (11,301,zero16)

33. Conor McGregor (11,265,283)

34. Charles Manson (11,131,106)

35. Ed Sheeran (11,zero10,941)

36. Melania Trump (10,788,288)

37. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (10,758,796)

38. Split (2016 American movie) (10,483,770)

39. Thor: Ragnarok (10,443,757)

40. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (10,432,zero43)

41. Pablo Escobar (10,422,263)

42. World War II (10,347,358)

43. Spider-Man: Homecoming (10,289,999)

44. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (10,217,057)

45. Star Wars (10,196,172)

46. Ariana Grande (10,100,281)

47. Dunkirk (2017 movie) (9,987,866)

48. Adolf Hitler (9,872,486)

49. Google (9,829,170)

50. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (9,771,127)

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