About His Business & Career: Blake Mycoskie is the founder and CEO of TOMS, a shoe company that helped pioneer the one-for-one business model. Their founding principle is that with every pair of shoes bought, they give a pair to a child in need.
Why He Made the Worthy 100: Mycoskie has been a changemaker in the social impact space, pioneering the one-for-one business model that allows for-profit businesses to make positive change at a massive scale. By using this model, TOMS has been able to donate 95 million pairs of shoes to children in need through its collaboration with organizations like Save the Children.
Year Founded: 2006
Headquarters: Los Angeles, Calif.