×

Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie CNBC Next 25
Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and chief shoe giver, Toms Shoes

Born: August 26, 1976, Arlington, Texas

Education: Southern Methodist University (dropped out)

Early Marker: EZ Laundry, serving university students; sold to his partner in 1999.

Big Idea: Pioneer of one-to-one model of social entrepreneurship, donating one pair of shoes or glasses to a person in need for every one pair sold commercially.

Wave of the Future: Social entrepreneurship

Latest Special Reports

  • Top States 2016

    CNBC's annual study measures all 50 states on more than 60 different metrics.

  • CNBC tackles the business of travel in this new special report covering the leisure and hospitality sector.

    From the most innovative hotels to the best ways to be a road warrior, CNBC tackles the business of travel in this new special report covering the leisure and hospitality sector.

  • Trading Nation

    Where headlines become opportunities.

CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders