About His Business & Career: Eyeglasses company Warby Parker has been heralded for being a socially conscious brand, but this is not Neil Blumenthal’s first foray into impact-driven eyewear. Warby Parker’s cofounder and co-CEO was previously the director of VisionSpring, a nonprofit providing low-income consumers with affordable eyeglasses. Warby Parker strives to provide affordable eyewear by designing glasses themselves and working with customers directly. The company went public at the end of September, achieving a $6.8 billion valuation.
Why He Made the Worthy 100: Blumenthal has seemingly made a home in the affordable eyewear market, looking to help people get the eyewear they need. Warby Parker has a Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program, working with partners around the world to provide eyeglasses to some of the 2.5 billion people who need glasses, but can’t get them. So far, Warby Parker has donated eight million eyeglasses through this program.
Year Founded: 2010
Headquarters: New York, N.Y.