Men Who Made A Difference In 2020

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Men Who Made A Difference In 2020

Words by The MR PORTER Team

7 December 2020

01. 

Mr Hamish Macdonald

The reporter who ventured closest to the flames of Australia’s deadly bushfires

02.

Professor Zhang Yongzhen

The scientist who alerted the world to the dangers of Covid-19

03.

Mr Pete Reed

The Olympic champion who refuses to be beaten

04.

Mr Ed Yong

A truth teller amid the clamour of the pandemic

05.

Mr Bong Joon-ho

The Parasite director who swept the board and blazed a trail

06.

Mr José Andrés

The chef who continues to provide lessons in leading in a crisis

07.

Mr Marcus Rashford

The Manchester United forward whose passion for his community shamed his government

08.

Mr Dwyane Wade

The NBA legend who used his platform to promote love and acceptance

09.

Mr Jordan Firstman

The comedian described as “the funniest man on the internet” in 2020

10.

Captain Sir Tom Moore

The veteran who inspired a nation, one lap at a time

 11.

Stormzy

The British rapper who put his money where his mouth is

12.

Mr Chase Strangio

The lawyer prepared to “die on the hill” of transgender rights

13.

Mr Ibram X Kendi

The intellectual who maintains there’s no middle ground on racism

14.

Mr Devin Allen

The photographer whose pictures have become emblematic of the Black Lives Matter protests

15.

Dr Nick Estes

The historian of Indigenous American resistance

16.

Mr Paul Mescal

The awkward young lover who the world fell in love with

17.

Mr Joe Wicks

The trainer who kept us moving through lockdown

18.

Mr Chadwick Boseman

The superhero who departed with the same dignity as he lived

19.

Mr Dan Levy

The co-creator and star of the perfect comedy for this year

20.

Sir David Attenborough

The naturalist whose planet we’d really like to live on

21.

Mr LeBron James

The basketball legend whose brilliance on court is just one part of the story

22.

Mr Steve Kornacki

The “chartthrob” who became the marathon man of the US election

23.

Mr Joe Biden

The president-elect whose message to the US is it’s “time to heal”

24.

Mr Saeed Al-Rubeyi

The fashion brand that’s showed the value of “small and honest”

25.

Dr Uğur Şahin

The scientists who have given us hope heading into 2021

Illustrations by Ms Oriana Fenwick

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