Tommy Mallet Net Worth: How He Became The King Of Trainers

By Lucy Cooper

19th August 2019

Tommy Mallet Net Worth: How He Became The King Of Trainers

He’s worked his way up from rather humble beginnings to the millionaire he is now; find out exactly how Tommy Mallet net worth has reached such a level…

Tommy’s estimated net worth sits at around £1.2 million at the moment- but, with a yearly turnover of over £2.5 million, it’s set to keep rising.



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Trust the process.

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He isn’t actually from Essex

The 26 year old’s roots actually lie in Islington London, despite being famed as an ‘Essex boy’. He grew up in the North London borough, about an hour outside of his current stomping ground.

His parents also made it to the tele way before he did- featuring on BBC’s 1999 series Love Town, where they eloped to Gretna Green. Tommy moved to Essex with his parents when he was just 15 and was reportedly named the ‘Patrick Swayze of Essex’ by friends and locals.

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Academics wasn’t his thing

Having left school with no qualifications, he turned his hand to a physical living, in the form of carpentry. He was doing well for himself, but by no means was he on track to become the millionaire he is today.

His real journey to success kicked off when he joined The Only Way Is Essex in series 13 in 2014, for the Ibiza special. TOWIE veteran Arg dubbed his as:

“The first person on the dance floor and last person to leave.” 

Since, he and fellow co-star and long term girlfriend Georgia Kousoulou have remained as one of the only couples to out run the ‘TOWIE curse’. The pair are both popular amongst cast members, but also with the public. What we love most is their normality and honesty- sharing relatable problems like Georgia’s struggle with her skin and Tommy’s struggle with mental health.

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The reality star Tommy Mallet has proven that academics aren’t necessarily the only route to success these days- hard work and passion can usually carry you as far, if not further (as Tommy Mallet net worth proves).


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Hungrier every day.. Working on our 4th anniversary pack. Have a good weekend everyone 👊🏼

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He came out the winner…

Tommy might not have had the paper qualifications behind him, but he certainly had the motivation- sparked by bullies at school.

“When I was younger I never had enough money to buy a pair of trainers that I genuinely liked because they were all so expensive, so I put pen to paper and decided to design something similar.”

Speaking of his experience with the bullies:

“I’m not going to lie, it didn’t make me feel good at all. But… not being able to afford them made me want to push forward and prove to not only them, but also to myself, that I could get to where I wanted to be, and be even more than that!”


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Youngest in charge, Thank you for the love people!! 27 I’m getting on.

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Against all odds

Like every journey, it wasn’t all plain sailing. Mallet reflects on his struggle to stay on the straight and narrow, against all odds:

“I feel like at one point in my life I definitely could have had the potential to go down the wrong path but ultimately, I knew that I wanted to do things the right way and to succeed. So staying on the right track was important to me.”

Opening up on an episode of TOWIE to an assembly of young children, he admitted:

“The one thing I always knew was that I was going to succeed in life as long as I keep my  head in the correct place and have ambition to get where I want to be.”

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They say everything happens for a reason, though, and in this case not being able to afford the designer shoes as a kid filled him with the desire to not only afford them but now MAKE them as an adult.

His designer footwear brand, Mallet footwear, started online. Tommy hand designed every shoe with his own creativity which you can see in the signature style carried through all of his designs.


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Dream BIG

Soon after his launch in 2015, footwear chain Choice began stocking Mallet’s designs, after seeing his online success. Now Mallet has gone on to out- sell some of the biggest names, including Michael Kors. The brand has also attracted the attention and loyalty of many celebs via his social media (including one of Tommy’s idols, Drake) who can be often spotted wearing his designs.

Making Mallet’s story even more of a success is his struggle with dyslexia, proving he has overcome another societal ‘barrier’ to achieve his goals.

Everything seemed to be against the Essex lad, whose business is predicted to have a turnover of £4m this coming year.

You can get your hands on Mallet’s designs on his site, as well as in stores including Selfridges and HARRODS (that’s when you know you’ve made it)- no wonder Tommy Mallet net worth has reached such a high.


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