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

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How you know him: Grenier played the role of Vincent Chase in Entourage.

Why you should look up to him: Off the screen, he’s a musician, film-maker, and also founded SHFT, a “lifestyle platform” to help promote living a more sustainable life.

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.

Why you should look up to him: He started the Just Keep Livin foundation, which sets up fitness and wellness programs in schools. He also saved numerous pets during Hurrican Katrina.

5. Jack Dorsey

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How you know him: HE CONCEIVED TWITTER WITH HIS BARE HANDS.

Why you should look up to him: He’s a sponsor of Charity: Water, a non-profit with efforts to bring clean drinking water to developing countries around the world.

6. Barack Obama

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How you know him: He’s the 44th President of the United States. Duh.

Why you should look up to him: Obama is super-charitable and has a killer jump-shot.

7. Jeremy Lin

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How you know him: Lin is the starting point guard for the Houston Rockets.

Why you should look up to him: He handled beingbenched like a champ, and his team is 18-7 with him now in the starting lineup. Even when off the court, Lin always finds time to give back.

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

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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

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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.

Why you should look up to him: He likes to keep things calm off the field as he’s an aspiring musician and avid fisherman.

11. Andre Johnson

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Why you should look up to him: He’s a committed environmentalist who sits on the board of several organizations dedicated to clean water, disaster relief, climate change, and protecting diversity.

16. Denzel Washington

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How you know him: Denzel is an Academy Award winning actor has done A TON of good throughout his career.

Why you should look up to him: He’s helped Americans in the war, to making huge donations to colleges Washington can play a badass cop on the screen, and show just how generous he can be.

17. Eddie Vedder

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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

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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

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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.

Why you should look up to him: He’s a supporter of UNICEF and a founding member of Malaria No More UK.

26. Dave Grohl

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How you know him: Grohl is the Foo Fighters frontman and former drummer of Nirvana.

Why you should look up to him: He is described as “the nicest dude in rock.” Make no mistake…it’s true. He forbids fighting at his shows, stands up against hate-groups, and has a loving family.

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.

Why you should look up to him: He donated his trademark head of hair to Locks of Love in 2012. He also played a Saturday night slot at Lollapalooza with his band, Bad Things.

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