TOWIE star Tommy Mallet makes it onto Forbes ’30 under 30′ rich list thanks to shoe empire

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Tommy Mallet has come a long way since leaving school with no qualifications as the TOWIE star has been included in the highly coveted Forbes 30 under 30 list of most successful entrepreneurs.

The 28 year old, who recently shared a peek inside his and pregnant fiancée Georgia Kousoulou's Essex mansion, took to his Instagram feed to share the exciting news for his 1million followers to see.

The reality star shared a snap of his profile on the website, which listed him as the founder of Mallet London, his very own footwear brand that is thought to be worth £2.5million.

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Clearly over the moon by the development, he captioned the post: "Honoured to be chosen for the Forbes 30 under 30 list!! FORBES LIST YOU KNOW Thank you @forbes," [sic] followed by a celebration hands emoji.

Celebrity friends were quick to congratulate them as Bobby Brazier wrote: "Gone," while new dad Simon Webbe said: "Yes my Gee," [sic] with two fire emojis.

Meanwhile, Wayne Lineker joked: "I wanna get on the under 60 list," [sic] with a sad face emoji.

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Tommy, who no longer films TOWIE scenes with Gatsby after a huge fallout, comes from humble beginnings as he struggled with dyslexia at school and left without getting any qualifications.

In 2014, he happened to meet a show producer, who gave him the opportunity to star in The Only Way Is Essex, where he met Georgia, 29, and is now expecting his first child with her.

The success he found as a reality star gave him the boost to follow his dreams of creating his own footwear brand, which has made £11.8million sales in the six years since it launched.

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The TV personality's brand, which is stocked in the likes of Harrods and Selfridges, has been worn by many high-profile celebrities, including Drake, will.i.am, Craig David and Olly Murs.

Forbes wrote of Tommy: "Tommy Mallet left school due to dyslexia with no qualifications and he worked as a carpenter before becoming a reality TV star.

"The sneakerhead channelled his passion into his own footwear line in 2015, and the business clocked £11.8million in sales in 2020 with its shoes and apparel stocked in over 150 stores around the world."

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Since the news broke, Tommy has taken to his social media page to thank his followers.

Sharing a snap of himself laughing, he wrote: "Ain’t much changed…

"Thanks for the love today everyone I’m truly humbled..," followed by a red heart emoji.

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