Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur who has impacted the entire world. Lefkofsky is a billionaire who is founded or co-founded multiple successful and a innovative companies. Currently the co-founder of Tempus, a leading provider of technology based medical solutions, Lefkofsky is committed to being an innovator in the business world. Furthermore he has proven to be dedicated to helping other and using his wealth for worthy causes.Lefkofsky is a product of Southfield, Michigan.He grew up as a member of Jewish family that was committed to values like hard work and discipline.
Eric used these values to help him graduate from the University of Michigan in 1991. He also earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School just two years later. He would soon begin working with his partners to create his own companies.Eric Lefkofsky’s first company was Brandon Apparel. The company is a clothing company formed with his partner Brad Keywell in Madison, Wisconsin. Just five years later the duo created the company Starbelly, which specialized in producing promotional products. These companies gave Lefkofsky a great starting point for the future success he would have.Eric Lefkofsky would go on to create multiple other companies.
These companies include InnerWorkings in 2001, Echo Global Logistics in 2005, MediaBank in 2006, and ThePoint.com in 2007.The point.com would eventually become known as Groupon. Groupon would have tremendous success world wide making billions of dollars. In 2010 recognized them as the fastest growing company in history. Lefkofksy even received an offer of six billion dollars from Google to buy the company in 2010.Eric Lefkofksy believes in using his riches to help others. He and his wife created their a charitable group the Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006. The group focuses on initiatives that improve the quality of human life, specifically children. Other goals of the company include improving education for middle grades, rights for women and medical research.