As a Chicago businessman, Erick Lefkofsky is among the world’s richest people, with a net worth of $1.6 billion. The life of Eric is centered on entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a health technology company. Tempus is an abbreviation for Trans-European Mobility Programme for University Studies. Tempus aims at encouraging higher education institutions in all member states to EU and other partnering countries so as to engage in a cooperation that is structured. Through Tempus, medical practitioners can offer services in treating cancer through a platform that is interactive and analytical. Therefore, the program gives support to transformation process of democratic societies and market economies.
Lefkofsky, together with his wife, founded a charity organization known as Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006 with the intention of supporting charitable, educational and scientific organizations and their causes throughout the world. His family foundation is accomplishing his philanthropic work through the advancement of high-impact programs and initiatives and conducting research to enhance the human life quality in the communities being served. The charitable trust’s primary focus revolves around medical research, human rights, arts and culture, and education. The largest donations go to Lefkofsky’s hometown, Chicago, mostly in the arts and culture causes.Lefkofsky’s presence in social media is felt through his many tweets and Facebook posts about cancer. In Twitter, he has over 6,000 followers. His tweets mainly focus on finding a cure for cancer and investments. He educates the society about cancer. Moreover, Lefkofsky uses the social media platforms to talk about his life experiences on a daily basis so as to give encouragement to the community.
Eric Lefkofsky is also business-oriented. Through his entrepreneurial spirit, Eric has co-founded several businesses that have grown into big organizations over the years. For instance, in 2001, he co-founded InnerWorkings, a company that deals with the provision of printing services to small firms in the procurement department. Eric also partnered with Keywell, and the duo established a logistics company known as Echo Global Logistics. Many investors were attracted by the logistics firm, making it grow and succeed. In 2007, Groupon Company was co-founded by Eric leading to its endorsement by many investors as well as receiving millions of investment. The Forbes Magazine named Groupon as the fastest growing firm in 2010. Mr. Lefkofsky is also the founding partner at Lightbank, a business whose venture deals with disruptive technology and assists businesses in Chicago to grow.