After a one-month period that saw more than one million votes cast, AskMen.com’s Top 49 Men of 2007 have been chosen, and the list is now revealed. “We’ve spent the past few weeks sifting through your votes and assembling the rankings of the guys that you’ve deemed to be the best representatives of our gender – this year’s manliest men,” says AskMen.com.
At #7 on the list, Apple CEO Steve Jobs ranks above the likes of Simon Cowell (#38), Apple’s own Jonathan Ive (#33), Kanye West (#28), Tiger Woods (#26), Stephen Colbert (#24), Richard Branson (#21), Sacha Baron Cohen (#18), Steve Carell (#13), Brad Pitt (#11), and George Clooney (#8).
Steve Jobs – #7: This year proved to be another landmark year for Apple Inc.’s CEO and cofounder, Steve Jobs. He launched the video-streaming device known as Apple TV in January, the immensely successful iPhone in June, and new generations of iPods (including the updated iPod nano and the iPod touch) in September.
• Debunked rumors of the decline in music sales over the internet, as song sales at the iTunes Music store surpassed the 2 billion mark.
• Made Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World list.
• Met publicly with Bill Gates for the first time in over 20 years at the Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference in May.
• Became the subject of a play about his and Bill Gates’ early years when Nerds://A Musical Software Satire premiered in Philadelphia.
• Had his gadgets spoofed on both Saturday Night Live and MAD TV.
• Was involved in an undertaking to get Al Gore, a member of Apple Inc.’s Board of Directors, to run for President in 2008.
• Inducted into the California Hall of Fame in Sacramento.
• Achieved success with the iPhone as it reached the 1 million sales mark only 74 days after its release.
• Helped Apple earn a reported 73% increase in its fiscal third-quarter earnings.
Jonathan Ive – #33: Acknowledged as the head designer of the team that brought us the iMac and the iPod, Jonathan Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, continued to lead in the field of industrial design when his latest technological innovation, the much ballyhooed Apple iPhone, was made available in the U.S. on June 29th.
• Celebrated his 15th year with Apple Inc.
• Celebrated his 10th year as the corporation’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design.
• Earned a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in July for the development of the iPhone.
• Had his biography, Jonathan Ive: Designer of the iPod, by Kris Hirschmann released through Kidhaven Press.
• Was featured in an article published in The Observer entitled “The 50 Men Who Really Understand Women.”
• Was included in the 2007 edition of “Who’s Who,” Britain’s biographical record of “the great and good.”
• Celebrated the global sale of iPods surpassing the 100 million mark.
• Introduced the updated iPod nano, which allows the playing of video as well as music.
• Unveiled the iPod touch, which includes a touch-screen interface.
Who’s #1? David Beckham. Full list here.