Few entrepreneurs have achieved the level of success that Eric Lefkofsky has reached. A billionaire entrepreneur and investor, Lefkofsky has build his success by creating a number of innovative and thriving companies. Currently Lefkofsky is the CEO and co-founder of Tempus, a skilled leader in providing technology based medical equipment. He has committed himself to building successful companies and giving back to others.Eric Lefkofsky is a native of Michigan. He grew up as part of a Jewish family. His mom worked as a teacher, his dad worked as an engineer. They modeled the value of hard work and Lefkofsky paid close attention to their example.
He worked hard and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan with honors. He would eventually go on to earn another degree, a Juris Doctor in 1993.Soon after college, Lefkofsky began working on his working career as a businessman. Working with his friend Brad Keywell he purchased his first company Brandon Apparel. The duo used a loan from their relatives to start the company. A few years later the duo began their second company Starbelly, a company that focused on promotional products. During this time Lefkofsky gained some valuable experience that helped him with his future companies.
Starbelly and Brandon Apparel were just the beginning for Eric Lefkofsky. Over the next few years he would create a number of successful companies which include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, MediaBank, and onepoint.com. One point would grow to be Lefkofsky’s successful venture yet. Today the company is known as Groupon. It has become recognized as the fastest growing company in history.Eric’s businesses have allowed him to earn billions of dollars. He has chosen to use that wealth to help others. Through his foundation, The Lefkofsky Foundation, he has worked to help students get a quality education. He has also worked to improve women’s rights across the country. Lefkofsky has proven he is not only focused on building great businesses, but also improving the community around him.