Eric Lefkofsky has specialized with four things since he left college; Startups, entrepreneurship, leadership, and philanthropy. He has a magic touch as anything he comes into contact with excels. He is amongst the richest men in the United States with a wealth of about $2 billion. Eric does not keep all the money he makes for himself and is a generous guy specializing in education and research. 11 years ago, Lefkofsky collaborated with his wife Elizabeth to establish a charitable foundation called the Eric Family Foundation. This foundation is known to focus on high impact programs as well as research and initiatives that try to make the world a better place. According to experts, Eric concentrates on four major areas with this foundation, and they include human rights, education and medical cancer research not forgetting arts.
Other philanthropic efforts by Eric include his involvement with several community projects. Currently, he is serving as a member of the board of the Chicago Memorial Hospital. Other boards that Eric serves include Steppenwolf Theatre Company, World Business Chicago as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Eric is also an accomplished tutor having tutored on several institutions on technology and business and entrepreneurship. Other than teaching, Eric published author of a book called Accelerated Disruption. This is a book that discusses the relationship between technology and business.
Eric grew up in an educated family with his mother being a school teacher and his dad being a structural engineer. Eric schooled at Southfield-Lathrup High School and graduated in the year 1987. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Eric Lefkofsky lived entire life in Southfield, Michigan.
Eric has been doing business most of his entire life. He began these ventures while still in college where he used to sell carpets. During his years in business, he has co-founded many businesses such as InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, MediaoceanGroupon. With most of these companies, he has served the role of chief executive officer. This serves to explain his leadership skills. He is also the owner of Tempus and Uptake Inc. Eric Lefkofsky is a managing director at a company called Lightbank.
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