Respected around the world as a successful entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky has made a tremendous impact on the business world. Lefkofsky has become a billionaire while creating multiple companies. He is perhaps most known as being the CEO and co-founder of Tempus, one of the nations leaders in producing technology enabled medical services. Lefkofsky has taken an innovative approach which has allowed him to achieve great levels of success.Eric Lefkofsky is a native of Southfield, Michigan. His father worked as an engineer and his mother was a school teacher. Eric learned the importance of hard work by watching his parents.
He would eventually attend the University of Michigan where he would graduate with honors. He would continue his education by earning his Juris Doctor in 1993. Lefkofsky was now ready for the challenge of owning his own business.Eric Lefkofsky’s first business was a joint venture with his longtime friend Brad Keywell. The two teamed up to purchase the company Brandon Apparel, a clothing group based in Wisconsin. The duo took a loan from family members to purchase the company. About six years later they opened their second company, Starbelly. This company’s focus was the promotional products.
Starbelly and Brandon Apparel were just the beginning for Eric Lefkofsky. He would go on to start several companies. This list includes Mediabank, Inner Workings, Echo Global Logistics and onepoint.com. One point would eventually become known as Groupon. This company would earn billions of dollar and be an innovator in it’s space.Eric Lefkofsky’s success has not stopped him from helping others. He has been committed to philanthropic efforts that address issues like education, equal rights and medical research. Along with his wife he has created his charitable group– The Lefkofsky foundation. He continues to produce great companies while looking for ways to help others.