Blake Mycoskie is an American entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Toms Shoes. Toms Shoes was created with the goal of providing a new pair of free shoes to youth of Argentina and other developing nations for every pair sold.
Networth – $300 million dollars
Blake Mycoskie Wife
Mycoskie, met his wife, Heather Lang, when the two worked together at Toms.Lang runs Toms Loves Animals, a program launched in May 2014 in conjunction with Toms.
Blake Mycoskie The Amazing Race
In 2001, Mycoskie and his sister, Paige Mycoskie, applied for the cast of Survivor. A member of the Survivor production team told them about The Amazing Race, which had yet to debut, and they instead pursued a team position on that show.
They competed in the second season of The Amazing Race and finished in third place, missing a million dollar prize by four minutes.
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Mycoskie founded Shoes for Better Tomorrows. Designed as a for-profit business which could continually give new shoes to disadvantaged children, he created the “One for One” business model: the company would donate a new pair of shoes for every pair of shoes sold.
An early example of social entrepreneurship, the shoes, similar to the Argentinian Alpargata, were created to appeal to a worldwide audience, which would both sustain the company’s mission and generate profit.
Shoes For A Better Tomorrow, later shortened to TOMS, was started in 2006; by 2013, the company had donated more than 10,000,000 pairs of shoes to people in need.
Blake Mycoskie Jimmy Fallon
Toms founder Blake Mycoskie sets the record straight about his shoe company’s name and announces a new campaign to end gun violence by making a record-breaking donation and evolving their shoe-giving model to support organizations working toward the cause.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6msveTjZXQ
Book: Start Something that Matters
You can buy Blake’s book here: BUYNOW
Blake Mycoskie Success Story
TOMS Shoes has provided over 86 million pairs of shoes to children since 2006, TOMS Eyewear has restored sight to over 600,000 people since 2011 and TOMS Roasting Company has helped provide over 600,000 weeks of safe water since launching in 2014.
In 2015, TOMS Bag Collection was founded with the mission to help provide training for skilled birth attendants and distribute birth kits containing items that help a woman safely deliver her baby. As of 2016, TOMS has supported safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers.
Over the course of its first five years, TOMS was successful enough in providing shoes for children in need. But Blake, having recognized other vital needs during his travels around the world, realized that One for One® could be applied to more than shoes.
He developed the idea for TOMS Eyewear in which for every pair of eyewear purchased, TOMS would help give sight to a person in need.