27 Brolemodels Every 21st Century Bro Should Look Up To
This is who you’ll aspire to be when you grow brolder.
1. Adrian Grenier
How you know him: Grenier played the role of Vincent Chase in Entourage.
2. Derek Jeter
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How you know him: Jeter’s the New York Yankees shortstop, 5x World Series Champion, 13x MLB All-Star, and 1996 Rookie of the Year.
Why you should look up to him: He’s the founder of the Turn 2 Foundation, a group aiming to help teens avoid drug and alcohol addiction. The foundation has awarded more than $18 million to its cause.
3. Junior Bridgeman
How you know him: Bridgeman played 12 NBA seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, and Lakers traded him to acquire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar back in 1975.
Why you should look up to him: After his NBA career Bridgeman started his a fast food empire worth $400 million.
4. Matthew McConaughey
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How you know him: McConaughey is an Academy and Golden Globe winner and has starred in Dazed and Confused, True Detective, and many other successful Hollywood films.
5. Jack Dorsey
How you know him: HE CONCEIVED TWITTER WITH HIS BARE HANDS.
6. Barack Obama
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How you know him: He’s the 44th President of the United States. Duh.
7. Jeremy Lin
How you know him: Lin is the starting point guard for the Houston Rockets.
8. Marc Anthony
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How you know him: Anthony’s a two-time Grammy and four-time Latin Grammy winner, and you’ve probably heard this track.
Why you should look up to him: He co-founded Maestro Cares a group that helps orphaned children in Latin America.
9. Joe Biden
How you know him: Biden is the Vice President of the United States and professional stealer of hearts.
Why you should look up to him: He’s a member of the Little League Hall of Fame, a bro’s ultimate honor.
10. Clint Dempsey
How you know him: Dempsey is second on the all-time leading goal list for the United States National Team and one of the most successful American’s to play soccer in Europe.
11. Andre Johnson
How you know him: Andre is an NFL All-Pro receiver for the Houston Texans
Why you should look up to him: He founded the Andre Johnson Foundation during his rookie season, since 2003, he’s donated thousands to families with single mothers, and has even taken kids on Toy’s R Us shopping sprees.
12. Larry Fitzgerald
How you know him: Fitzgerald is an All-Pro wideout for the Arizona Cardinals.
Why you should look up to him: He has traveled to Ethiopia with his Arizona Cardinals teammates to help with several different mission projects.
13. Jeff Bezos
How you know him: Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com.
Why you should look up to him: He’s made major efforts to promote literacy, environmental awareness, and education reform around the globe.
14. Jeff Bridges
How you know him: Bridges was “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski.
Why you should look up to him: He’s the spokesman for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which aims to end childhood hunger in the United States.
15. Leonardo DiCaprio
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How you know him: Leo has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, such as The Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Inception, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
16. Denzel Washington
How you know him: Denzel is an Academy Award winning actor has done A TON of good throughout his career.
17. Eddie Vedder
How you know him: Vedder is the lead singer of Pearl Jam.
Why you should look up to him: He’s is very politically and socially active, and has even donated money from each Pearl Jam ticket sold to charity.
18. Albert Pujols
How you know him: Pujols is a two-time World Series Champion and nine-time MLB All-Star for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Why you should look up to him: He’s been active helping impoverished families in the Dominican Republic since 2005.
19. Jimmy Fallon
How you know him: Fallon starred in various romantic comedies in the early 2000’s and is now the host of The Tonight Show.
Why you should look up to him: He’s one of the funniest men on television and gives back with his friends. Stephen Colbert and he set up a charity fund for DonorsChoose in the attempt for people to donate and get Colbert to sing Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”
20. LeBron James
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How you know him: James is a two-time NBA champion and two-time NBA most Valuable Player Winner.
Why you should look up to him: His notorious The Decision special actually raised $2.5 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. has also donated ad revenues of $3.5 million to several other charities.
21. Mike “The Miz” Mizanin
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How you know him: The Miz is a former WWE Champion, movie star, and starred in season 10 of the Real World.
Why you should look up to him: He loves granting wishes through the Make A Wish Foundation.
22. Tom Brady
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How you know him: Brady is the New England Patriots quarterback, a three-time Super Bowl Champion, and two-time Super Bowl MVP.
Why you should look up to him: He’s known for being a huge contributor to charities.
23. John Cho
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How you know him: JJ Abrams’ Star Trek films and the Harold and Kumar movies
Why you should look up to him: He’s hosted fundraisers to help aid UC Berkley students, and he’s helped raise money for Architecture For Humanity, a group that builds schools in Haiti.
24. Conan O’Brien
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How you know him: Conan is the host of Conan on TBS.
Why you should look up to him: He’s always doing charitable work.
25. David Beckham
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How you know him: Beckham a former soccer star who has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and the Los Angeles Galaxy. He’s is also married to Posh Spice.
26. Dave Grohl
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How you know him: Grohl is the Foo Fighters frontman and former drummer of Nirvana.
27. Shaun White
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How you know him: White’s a two-time Olympic and 13-time X-Games Gold Medalist in snowboarding.