Born in September 1969, Eric Lefkofsky is a widely known and respected philanthropist. He was brought up in Southfield, Michigan. He joined Southfield School to pursue his high school education at an early age.
Eric was later selected to join The University of Michigan where he undertook a bachelor’s in law. In the year 1991, he graduated before attaining a Juris Doctor in the year 1993.
Eric Lefkofsky is the current Chief Executive Officer of Groupon. His typical day starts at around 5 am when he gets up. Usually, he is at his place of work an hour later to begin the day’s activities. He is a time keeping a person who works the entire day and spends as few as 12 minutes to take lunch.
He further admits that things have become a little different since he took over the Chief Executive Officer position. He says it is much harder to shut down at home when he has over 11,000 employees distributed across 48 countries.
Eric Lefkofsky is a renowned philanthropist, and he has dedicated a percentage of his earnings to benevolent courses. He launched The Lefkofsky Foundation in the year 2006.
The charitable trust was established to offer support to scientific and educational foundations. The platform developed by Eric mainly focuses on supporting needy children. It provides them with essential needs such as food, medical care, clothing, education and shelter.
The Lefkofsky foundation has been able to have a positive impact in many communities. It has improved hundreds of people’s living standards since its inception. The trust currently supports not less than 50 benevolent organisations.
Eric Lefkofsky always wanted to have lots of money when he was young. As an entrepreneur, he understands that the success of any businessman is measured by the profits made.
He says that the first time he made a bunch of money was when they sold InnerWorkings in the year 2005.
He is also the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a technological company that is committed in the fight against cancer. Eric Lefkofsky is married to Elizabeth for over 16 years now, and they have three children together aged between 8 and 14 years.