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

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