Often rock stars are given undue adulation but I think Jack White is worthy.
Things that I admire about him are:
Despite being American he is obsessed with cricket. On the cover of Elephant he is holding a cricket bat and his record label is named after a fielding position.
The guy got married in a canoe on the Amazon with a sharman officiating. That's way more fun than most celebrity weddings.
His upholstery business failed because he made out his bills in crayon and wrote poetry on the furniture.
The triple decker record. Check it out.