CEO and owner of Ty Inc., the company most well known for the creation of Beanie Babies. As on 2013 he had an estimated worth of $2.6 billion.
He was a college dropout who tried his hand at acting with little success and later worked for a toy manufacturer called Dakin.
He put everything he had into the founding of Ty Inc. including mortgaging his home.
He was born in Chicago and named after
He has donated millions of dollars to the Andre Agassi Foundation.