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Steve Madden


  Male      American      Business Person



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Steve Madden (born 1958) is the founder and former CEO of Steven Madden, Ltd., a publicly-traded footwear company.

Madden was born in Far Rockaway, Queens, and has Irish and Jewish ancestry. He grew up in adjoining Lawrence in Nassau County, New York. The youngest of three brothers, he started the company with $1,100 in 1990 by selling shoes out of the trunk of his car. The brand reported revenues of $1.23 billion in 2012(FY 2012) and is sold throughout the world.

He is married to Wendy Ballew, his former director of operations. The couple has three children, twins Jack and Stevie Madden and Goldie Ryan Madden.

There are roughly 100 Steve Madden retail stores across the United States. While the company and its stores focus primarily on Steve Madden products, they also carry three more subcategorized Steve Madden lines; Madden Girl, STEVEN by Steve Madden and Freebird by Steven...


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