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Tommy Mallet is one of TOWIE’s wealthiest exports, fast proving himself an internationally successful businessman as the founder of Mallet London.
His main income now comes from the premium footwear line which is thought to be worth more than £2.5m.
The star built his footwear business from scratch despite having no formal design training shortly after joining the TOWIE cast following a chance request from a casting director.
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Tommy joined the show in 2014 unemployed and quickly became a household name with his fiancée Georgia Kousoulou, who he has been with for six years now.
With his face now in the limelight, the 28-year-old decided to try out and idea and design a pair of trainers with a friend, his now business partner, who had access to a factory and could make a prototype.
The original idea was to create custom shoes for himself but when he saw the finished products, he saw a business in the making.
Mallet London has since gone from strength to strength ever since, and currently stocked in 145 locations around the world.
His footwear is on sale at Level Shoes, located in the Dubai Mall and considered the largest shoe retailer in the world, followed by Harrods and Selfridges.
The trainers are now known for their signature metallic heel clips has started off with just mens’ trainers but has now branched out into women’s shoes, clothing and even a kids range.
Tommy’s trainers sell for around £175, while the children’s shoes cost around £135.
It’s estimated that Tommy’s personal net worth is around £1 million, making the reality star a millionaire.
The brand has previously collaborated with other designers, with the Tommy X Fredi style selling out within an hour.
Mallet London is also believed to be available in the US by next year, which will mean an even bigger pay day for Tommy.
The brand is currently being eyed up by Saks Fifth Avenue to launch them Stateside as the first exclusive stockist.
“I’m ready to take it to the States. I’ve got the positioning and I’ve had some huge success in places like Harrods, Selfridges, Browns, Harvey Nichols and Level Shoes,” he recently said.
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