Male influence. It's a concept that's highly difficult to contextualize, and even more challenging to measure. Yet the folks at "AskMen" have rose to the occasion tremendously, coming out with an exhaustive, highly detailed 'Top 49 Men of 2012' must-see power ranking.
Filled with a diverse group of athletes, musicians, entertainment giants, and more, the list nicely balances honorees' acheivements with their interests, lesser-known initiatives, and personal tastes. I've been digging through the interactive article for quite sometime now, and would highly encourage you to do the same--these are the people that fundamentally "get" something about what's what for men. As the (debatably) age-old saying goes, all men may not be Bros, but all Bros are men.
The list includes your usual suspects (Tebow, MacFarlane, Kimmel, Snoop Mammal), but it's also got a solid bevy of surprises. The top man may throw you off initially, but makes perfect sense if you give it a bit of thought.