Getting to Know Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is a self-made billionaire from the United States. He is currently married and is a father of three children. The Forbes approximates his wealth at $1.97 billion which he has made through entrepreneurship. He has been involved with many companies such as Tempus where he is the founder and chief executive officer. Eric is also involved with another venture called Groupon as the CEO. Other companies that he has co-founded include Innerworkings, Echo Global Logistics, and Mediaocean. He is also the face behind Lightank. This is a firm in Chicago specializing with venture capitalism and funding other people’s ideas. Find Eric on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/

Eric has been shaped by his educational background and innovative mind. He spent his childhood in Southfield, Michigan. His fate was determined as a young person as his father was a structural engineer and mother was a school teacher. He attended the Southfield-Lathrup High School before proceeding to the University of Michigan and graduated with honors. He then proceeded to the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated with a Juris Doctor. This was back in the year 1993. His entrepreneurial career began while still in college where he was selling carpets. In the year 1993, he bought a company called Brandon Apparel with borrowed money from relatives.

When it comes to giving back to the community, Eric and his wife Elizabeth are the faces behind Lefkofsky Foundation. The main aim of this foundation is to support education and scientific research for a better tomorrow for the beneficiaries. As of today, the Foundation has been involved with over 50 organizations and pays special attention to children. Just like most billionaires, Eric and his wife are members of the Giving Pledge. Eric is also very active when it comes to community interests. For instance, he sits on the board of several institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Children’s Memorial. Eric also serves as a trustee of the Steppenwolf theater company.Eric has interests in teaching. Some of the institutions that he has taught include Kellogg School of Management, Depaul University and the University of Chicago.