The Genesis of Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is a man who has made incredible contributions to society through his innovative mind and his giving spirit. Lefkofsky grew up in a middle class family Michigan; he now has a net worth of over $2.3 billion. Eric Lefkofsky was able to become a billionaire through hard work and tenacity. Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan, and he went on to go to law school. After receiving his JD, Eric Lefkofsky and a good friend decided that they were going to buy a company in a neighboring state. Since they did not have have the funds to buy the company on their own, they were able to borrow money from family and friends. The two friends used these funds to buy a clothing company in Wisconsin. After starting that first clothing company, Lefkofsky went on to start the following: an Internet promotional company, a printed procurement service company, a freight logistics company, a funding company called The point.com, Groupon.com and Tempus.
The Lefkofsky Foundation
Eric Lefkofsky and his wife founded The Lefkofsky Foundation in 2006. This is a foundation that is purely based on philanthropy. The Lefkofsky Foundation has been able to help organizations to give money to needy individuals across the world. Apart from philanthropy, Lefkofsky takes an active role in helping out the community. He volunteers his time to help with hospitals, science museums, theaters, and community committees.
Tempus is a company that Lefkofsky founded with other partners in 2006. Tempus offers a innovative technology to doctors. This is technology that enables doctors to treat their cancer patients with specialized treatment. Tempus technology enables physicians to directly target cancer and take into account the physical makeup of each individual. In this way, physicians are able to give personalized cancer treatment that will be most beneficial for patients.