Few entrepreneurs have had the success or impact on the business world that Eric Lefkofsky has had. Lefkofsky has built a billion dollar net worth by creating a number of thriving companies. He is perhaps most known as the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, one of the top providers of technology-enabled medical solutions. His Entrepreneurial ventures however go much further than Tempus. His business have impacted the entire world and continue to do so today.Eric Lefkofsky grew up in Michigan. Born to a Jewish family, he learned the value of hard work early from watching his parents.
His dad set the example daily by working as a structural engineer. Lefkofsky worked hard in school and was able to make his way to the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors. Just two years later he earned his second degree from University of Michigan Law School. Soon after graduation he would begin his journey as an entrepreneur.Lefkofsky first company was a partnership with his longtime friend Brad Keywell. The duo formed the clothing company Brandon Apparel. This however would be just the beginning for Lefkofsky.
He would go on to start several other companies including the following: InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, MediaBank, and ThePoint.com. The Point.com would go on to become one of the most successful companies in history, today known as Groupon. In 2010 Forbes listed Groupon as the fastest growing company in history. It has generated billions of dollars and continues to be one of the most popular companies doing business today.Eric Lefkofsky is committed to using his working success to give back to his community. He and his wife began the the Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006. This charitable trust is committed to helping children across the globe. Furthermore Eric sits as a board member on several groups that use their resources to help the community.