The 100 Most Obsessed-Over People on the Web

Every April, TIME publishes a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, drawing on a year’s worth of headlines and the editorial judgment of editors from across the magazine. It’s an unapologetically subjective undertaking; there are no batting averages or on-base percentages when it comes to a slippery subject like influence.

I don’t have much to do with this list, but from the sidelines I got to wondering whether there was a quantitative way to produce something similar. Wikipedia was a logical place to start since it has both unprecedented breadth–there are over 600,000 living people on the site–and a remarkably consistent structure for each entry.

Based upon my research, here are the 100 most obsessed-over people on the web.

1.George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States

2.Barack Obama
American politician, 44th President of the United States

American singer, actress, author

American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

5.Janet Jackson
American singer-songwriter and actress

Whole list at the source