Martin Garrix may only be 21, but he’s seen more of the world than most, from the white sands of Ibiza to the skyscrapers of Shanghai,and from the bright lights of Vegas to his hometown of Amstevleen, Netherlands. Not only can you call him a man, you can name him a leader of his generation — or, as GQ puts it, a “Man of Today.”
The men’s magazine chose 30 movers and shakers from all fields — athletes, innovators, politicians and more — who are said to “measure success based upon value,” to have made not only an impact on their field of expertise, but to have trailblazed in society and changed what it means to be a man in the modern day.
Garrix has stunned his peers and supporters since bursting onto the scene at 16. He was signed to Spinnin Records in 2012 and picked up by star manager Scooter Braun shortly after. He worked with his idol Tiesto by 2013, and three years later, he left Spinnin and founded STMPD RCRDS, a move that gave him more control over his own career and finances while allowing him to guide a new generation of hit makers. He even starred as a central figure opposite the legendary Carl Cox in the dance music documentary What We Started.
The fresh-faced DJ/producer is joined by actor Chris Hemsworth, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and actor/host/personality/drag queen RuPaul. Check the full list via GQ.