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Blake Mycoskie Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Blake Mycoskie was born on 26 August 1976, in Arlington, Texas, USA. He is an entrepreneur, author and philanthropist, as well as the founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes.
So just how rich is Blake Mycoskie? He has an estimated net worth of $300 million, which he has amassed from the success of his company.

Mycoskie was born to parents Mike, an orthopedic surgeon, and Pam, an author. He went to Arlington Martin High School but later transferred to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin from where he graduated in 1994. He received a partial tennis scholarship to Southern Methodist University (SMU), studying Business and Philosophy. After sustaining a career-ending injury, he left SMU and started his own business, EZ Laundry, which caters to students inside the campus. After reaching almost a $1 million in sales, he left the company,selling it to his partner at a nice profit.

Blake Mycoskie Net Worth $300 Million

Mycoskie then moved to Nashville where he launched Mycoskie Media, an outdoor billboard company, which was quickly sold to Clear Channel after nine months, again at a considerable profit to add to his net worth.

Aside from his successful business ventures, in 2001 Mycoskie competed on the second season of the reality series “The Amazing Race” with his sister, Paige, finishing third. His next companies included Reality Central and DriversEd Direct. His net worth is still growing.

However, his biggest success was creating Shoes for Better Tomorrows – TOMS, inspired by an American woman he met while visiting Argentina. TOMS is a for-profit organization, but which aims to help underprivileged children through the “One for One” business model, in which TOMS would donate a pair of shoes for every pair sold. Since then, the company has donated over 10 million pairs of shoes. The company then included eyeglasses in their “One for One” model, in which for every pair of sunglasses sold, a treatment, surgery, or eyeglasses is provided to someone in need for free.

In 2011, Mycoskie released the New York Time bestselling book “Start Something That Matters”, about the importance of social entrepreneurship. The purchase of the book also follows the same business paradigm with his shoes and sunglasses, in which for each volume sold a children’s book will be given to a disadvantaged child. In 2012, it was also announced that all the royalties from the book would be used to help budding entrepreneurs. In 2014, TOMS Roasting Company was launched, which promises to donate a week’s worth of water for every bag of coffee purchased. The same year, Mycoskie sold half of the company to Bain Capital, which enabled him to remain as Chief Shoe Giver. He has also sworn to donate 50% of the profits to start a fund that focuses on social entrepreneurship, which Bain Capital has also pledged to do. His net worth continues to grow.

In his personal life, Mycoskie is married to Heather Lang(m. 2012), whom he met while working at TOMS. They have one child and live in Los Angeles. His wife runs Toms Loves Animals, which was launched in 2014.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Polo Widow 2008 Short Writer
Body Shop 2002 Eugene - Irrate Customer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Polo Widow 2008 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Polo Widow 2008 Short story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For Tomorrow: The First Step of the Revolution 2008 Documentary short producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Split: A Divided America 2008 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself - Founder, TOMS Shoes
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Himself
Movers & Changers 2009 TV Series Himself - Judge
The Amazing Race 2002 TV Series Himself - Contestant

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Amazing Race 2007 TV Series Himself

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#Fact
1 Did undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
2 Entrepreneur from Arlington, Texas.
3 Sister is Paige Mycoskie. They both raced on The Amazing Race (2001), season 2.
4 Attended James Martin High School in Arlington, Texas and St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas (Class of 1996).
5 Founder & CEO of TOMS Shoes.


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