About Eric Lefkofsky
It has been calculated that the total amount of Eric Lefkofsky net worth currently reaches 1.68 billion dollars, which makes him one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world. Eric Lefkofsky is known as the founder of Tempus, where he is serving as the chairman, as well. In addition, he is a co-founder of Groupon and currently, he is the chairman of this company, too. Eric Lefkofsky has co-founded many other companies, such as Uptake, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean and InnerWorkings. Thus, all of these companies have also added up a lot of revenues to the total estimate of Eric Lefkofsky net worth. He is also one of the founders of the venture capital company in Chicago called Lightbank.
He was born in 1969 in Southfield, Michigan, where he was also raised. His mother worked as a teacher, whereas his father was a structural engineer. In 1987, Eric Lefkofsky became a graduate of Southfield-Lathrup High School. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Michigan. Two years later, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School. When he was still studying at the University of Michigan, Eric Lefkofsky was already working as a carpet salesman.
When he graduated from the law school, he and his friend Brad Keywell bought an apparel firm called Brandon Apparel.
In 1999, the two of them created their own Internet company called Starbelly. One year later, the company was bought by Halo Industries. Eric Lefkofsky became the chief operating officer of Halo Industries. In 2001, he co-founded another company called InnerWorkings. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the company until 2012. InnerWorkings proved to be one of his most successful entrepreneurial ventures and it also increased the total size of Eric Lefkofsky net worth.
In 2005, he was joined by Brad Keywell once again in creating another company called Echo Global Logistics, which is a freight logistics company. This is another successful company created by Eric Lefkofsky. One year later, he co-founded MediaBank, with the help from Brad Keywell again. In 2007, the company bought Datatech. In 2012, the company was merged with Donovan Data Systems and the name of the merger became Mediaocean. This deal was stated to be worth 1.5 billion dollars. Thus, Eric Lefkofsky is a successful businessman and this career has added up a lot of revenues to the total sum of Eric Lefkofsky net worth.
In 2007, he continued his business ventures when he established ThePoint.com, which is an online collective action website. One year later, the name of it was changed to Groupon.com. In 2010, this company was stated to be the fastest growing company in history by Forbes. In 2010, Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell began another company called Lightbank, which aims at developing new firms in Chicago. In 2013, Eric Lefkofsky became the CEO of Groupon, one of the most successful companies in the world. In 2015, he stepped down from this post and became company’s chairman.