He left school due to school due to dyslexia with no qualifications and spent three years working as a carpenter.
But reality TV star Tommy Mallet from The Only Way Is Essex has now made it onto a Forbes list of influential entrepreneurs after making millions of pounds through his successful footwear company, Mallet London.
The 28-year-old fashion mogul's brand, which is now thought to be worth £2.5million, has earned him a place on the business magazine's annual '30 Under 30' list for Europe in the retail and ecommerce category.
Mr Mallet launched the company just six years ago and it has already made £11.8million in sales as of 2020, with celebrity fans across the world including Drake, Olly Murs, Will.i.am, Craig David and Eve.
The huge success of the brand makes Mr Mallet one of the ITV reality programme's wealthiest exports, with Mallet London shoes and clothing now stocked …