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Tom Szaky
Hungarian businessman

Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky
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Intro Hungarian businessman
Is Businessperson
From Hungary
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 14 January 1982, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Age 40 years
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Tom Szaky (born 14 January 1982) is the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer products from waste.


Szaky's parents are medical doctors, and Szaky himself is an only child. At age four, Szaky left his home in Hungary after the Chernobyl disaster. In 1987, Szaky immigrated to Canada, where he grew up in Toronto. Szaky attended high school at Upper Canada College. He attended college at Princeton University, majoring in psychology and economics. He dropped out during his sophomore year to focus on TerraCycle.


Early on in his career, Tom started three small 'dot.com' companies. These were Werehome.com, piority.com, and studentmarks.com. In 2006, Tom was named the "#1 CEO under thirty" by Inc. magazine in its July 2006 issue for his work in TerraCycle.


  • Revolution in a Bottle (2009, 2013)
  • Outsmart Waste (2014)
  • Make Garbage Great (2014)
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