Steve Jobs Boosts America’s Cool Factor in International Poll


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Water cooler alert: a new poll names Steve Jobs as the coolest man in tech, helping propel his fellow U.S. citizens to the position of coolest people on the planet.

Social networking site asked 30,000 people in 15 countries to name the coolest nationality. Big win for the red white and blue: America won the top spot.

“America boasts the world’s coolest leader, Obama; the coolest rappers, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg; and the coolest man in technology, Steve Jobs of Apple, the man who even made geeks cool,” said Lloyd Price, Badoo’s  director of marketing.

If you like the nationality-as-schoolyard-popularity contest, you’ll be tickled to know that Brazilians are in the number two spot, Spaniards are the coolest Europeans and that Cool Britannia has frozen over because the French are now cooler than they are. And poor Belgians: even the Canadians out cool them. That takes work. Germans, however, round out the bottom five for “least cool” nationality.

The complete top 10:

1. Americans

2. Brazilians

3. Spanish

4. Italians

5. French

6. British

7. Dutch

8. Mexicans

9. Argentinians

10. Russians

Via Reuters

  • aardman

    I’ll take this poll with more than a grain of salt if voters were not allowed to vote for their own country.

  • Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira

    Not Steve Jobs, whom i love, not because of the so called eye for detail, but for his philosophy regarding human condition applied to business, ex: like … we do not know What we do not know until we saw it. But Apple.

    Wait, you are right, Apple is his philosophy as concrete realization.

    ????coolest rappers, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg????
    Sad stupidity is also named cool!

    Is there a cooler (popular music) musician than The Paranoid Critical Revolution‘s guitarist? (youtube link)
    My bad, she doesn’t appear on TV and she is not rich.

    G. Britain has some of the BEST musicians, not popular music, but in the field of improvisation and noise Rock.

    Another extended rant of mine!

  • martinberoiz

    Mexicans cooler than Argies??? Not in a million years. Mexicans shouldn’t even be on the list!!

  • mark taylor

    wow, Japan is not even on the list. but Brazil, seriously? it’s not even developed country.

  • Chris Camps

    Belgians are ‘Clint Eastwood cool’ … in a very understated way ;-)

  • Tom

    Italy beats France and England…? Woah!
    And the author’s surname is just a coincidence… 

  • Mexican

    Chinga tu madre!!!!

  • Jack McClauren

    Mexicans? Are you freaking kidding me?! (Don’t take me wrong, I mean seriously mexicans?)

  • .02

    mmhh ardido? ni modo compa, aguantese…

  • .02

    Well… “Don’t take me wrong” too, but…… Chinga tu culo you racist bastard….

  • martinberoiz

    Actually, Brazil is the 8th economic power in the world. Not sure about how the common people live though, but they’re cool for sure. On the other hand, Mexico… ¬¬

  • HerbalEd

    What does “developed” have to do with cool?? Brazil/Brazilians are way cool and are masters of having fun and a great attitude. 

  • Jack McClauren

    To find more information about “Anon” please redirect to:

  • Jay

    wow wtf, where are canadians? some of the most popular sports stars and movie stars and even singers are canadian. How in the hell can u even think that mexicans or british or even argentinians are cooler? seriously whos the drunk who created this list?