On September 1969, a renowned businessman and philanthropist got born. It was a new dawn towards battling cancer. Having been raised in Detroit, the largest city in Michigan State, Eric Lefkofsky attended school and enrolled in higher education around this area. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Michigan. In the same year, he joined University of Michigan Law School and graduated with the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.) in 1994.
Education, commitment, and hard work played a great role in molding Eric Lefkofsky’s career. As an entrepreneur, he is a Partner, Special Advisor, and Director at Light Bank LLC, a company he co-founded. Though he joined other like-minded intellectuals to establish MediaOcean, Inc, Eric’s efforts in creating The Point LLC, where he is the Principal cannot get overlooked. In September 2008, Eric, the Blue Media LLC. ‘S President, together with other partners established Corporate Edge, Inc.
As the Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Tempus Labs, Inc, Eric’s commitment towards battling cancer is notable. Through this company, physicians get allowed to personalize treatment by use of large data and new analytics. Inspired by a loved one who got diagnosed with cancer, Eric boosted the healthcare system by introducing technological infrastructure that integrates genomic and clinical data entirely.
Known to have helped customers in saving thousands of dollars in restaurant and travel industry, Eric is now a billionaire with a net worth of $2.2 billion. By the aid of investors New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth, Tempus has managed to raise $70 million to assist doctors in customizing cancer treatment. Towards efforts in building the largest library specializing in improving cancer care, Tempus has partnered with many companies like Mayo Clinic since last year.
Eric is married to Liz Lefkofsky, a full-time philanthropist. The couple owns Lefkofsky Family Foundation that supports various sectors like health, education, nonprofit organizations, and art. Recently, they signed the Giving Pledge and dedicated half of their fortune to charity. In 2012, targeting the needy children, the foundation donated $4.6 million to charity.