Magazine Calling Mark Zuckerberg 'Worst-Dressed' Is Insanely Jealous

mark zuckerbergIf you asked me to compile a list of my all-time favorite people, I have a pretty good idea of who would be on it. On top would be my mom and dad, of course, followed by my biggest celebrity crush ever, Justin Timberlake. Landing at slot four or five would be none other than Mark Zuckerberg.

A little unorthodox? Maybe. But as the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, he's essentially revolutionized my entire life (and yours, too). Without Zucky-poo, we'd be left actually wondering about what all those old college classmates we never speak to are up to, instead of stalking them. We'd be Bejeweled-less and without FarmVille, and we'd have hundreds of hours of our lives back. 

So you can understand why I'm kind of defensive about the fact that GQ magazine recently named him the worst-dressed man in Silicon Valley.

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First of all, why do they have to attack my Mark? Aren't they just jealous of his billions? And second of all, isn't it an oxymoron to look for fashion sense in Silicon Valley, home of the tech geek?

Not to mention the fact that GQ would have far fewer "fans" without Mr. Zuckerberg's little invention.

At least Mark is in some pretty good company on the magazine's list of Silicon Valley's 15 worst-dressed guys. Spots two and three belong to the Mac king Steve Jobs himself and Bill Gates, respectively. Other big names include Tom Anderson, the co-founder of MySpace, and Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist.

I get it. It's fun to play this little game. You know, the "Which nerd can outnerd the other?" game. But isn't it a little silly to pick one over the other, considering everyone in Silicon Valley is pretty much on a level playing field, fashion-wise? I'm thinking they have just a few other things to think about, aside from what they're wearing.

Looks to me like these guys on the list are the ones with the big smiles on their faces. They're majorly successful and super wealthy. Actually, they're beyond wealthy. I wouldn't be surprised if Zuckerberg has more money to his name than the entire GQ payroll for three years.

And besides, I wouldn't say his style is that bad. Mark is 27 years old. At his age, it would be weird for him not to be rockin' the whole jeans and T-shirt ensemble. His everyday wear makes me think he's approachable. It says, "Yeah, so what if I founded Facebook? I can still hang with the cool cats," and I respect that. It's not like Mark is the President of the United States or the CEO of Morgan Stanley. He's in charge of the world's biggest social network. He's dressing to appeal to his constituents. So give him a break!

What do you think about Mark Zuckerberg's spot on GQ's worst-dressed man list?

 

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