For a continuously updated list of celebrities named in the Panama Papers and the Offshore Leaks investigations of the ICIJ, see "Panama Papers Names Emma Watson, Emelio Estevez, Other Celebs."

You can also search the database here. Warning: It's a bit unwieldy if you don't know what you're looking for.

A few surprises came out of the Panama Papers searchable database that was made available on the web site of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on Monday afternoon.

1. The name Simon Cowell appears twice in the Panama Papers.

No way of knowing for sure if this is the X Factor producer or other individuals with the same name.

2. The name Brandon Lee is named in the Panama Papers.

We are going to assume this is not the dead son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, whose name is also Brandon Lee.

3. The name Lucy Liu is named in the Panama Papers.

We have no way of verifying whether this refers to the Charlie's Angels Actress or whether it is someone else with the same name. 

4. Aishwarya Rai, widely regarded as the world's most beautiful woman, is named in the 2013 Offshore Leaks documents as a shareholder in "AMIC Partners Ltd."

Screenshot of her involvement from the ICIJ web site:

5. Hermione Granger (i.e. Harry Potter actress Emma Watson) is named in the Panama Papers. She has gone on the record as saying that she did it for "privacy."

Screenshot of her involvement from the ICIJ web site:

6. It's not a data dump.

So, the searchable database does not actually contain all 11.5 million documents contained in the Panama Papers

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) specified on its site that "the application will not be a 'data dump' of the original documents – it will be a careful release of basic corporate information.... The selected and limited information is being published in the public interest."

7. The database includes none of the following: 

  • records of bank accounts or financial transactions
  • emails or other correspondence
  • passports or telephone numbers. 

8. There's more than just data from the Panama Papers.

Somewhat confusingly, the database includes information culled from at least two separate ICIJ investigations. The database includes 214,000 entities from the Panama Papers, as well as an additional 100,000 that were part of a previous investigation  – the 2013 ICIJ Offshore Leaks Investigation.

9. The database outs at least 36 American nationals who have previously been convicted of fraud and financial misconduct,

...including Leonard Gotshalk, an Atlanta Falcons football player turned Oregon businessman.

10. Still no specific mention of Vladimir Putin. 

OK, not that shocking. But unfortunate, since he has denied association with the papers and has deemed them to be a "Western conspiracy."

11. Some 151,588 of the companies listed are located in the British Virgin Islands. 

12. A search for all US entities yields 4,536 ‘Officers and Master Clients,’ 3,188 ‘Offshore entities’ and 3,766 ‘Listed Addresses.’

These are much smaller numbers than one might expect.

13. The database names the New York University School of Medicine, see screenshot taken from the ICIJ site: