Eric Lefkofsky is a Chicago Illinois based entrepreneur. He grew up in Southfield Michigan just a few hours away from the city he would later call his home. Eric’s dad was a structural engineer and his mother was a school teacher. He had a modest upbringing and attended the University of Michigan. In 1991 Eric graduated with honors from U of M and then pursued his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He earned this degree in 1993 and began his entrepreneurial road to success.
Eric has co-founded many Chicago based businesses. Some of the businesses that Eric Lefkofsky co-founded include Tempus, Groupon, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, and Lightbank. InnerWorkings is a company that provides print procurement services. InnerWorkings was founded in 2001 and Eric was on the board of directors until the fall of 2012. Mediaocean was a result of the merger of MediaBank and Donovan Data Systems that occurred in February of 2012. Lightbank is a venture firm that helps with the steps in development for Chicago based companies.
Tempus is a medical technology company. The technology that Tempus provides benefits for doctors, patients, and the drug industry. Handwritten documents from doctors can be virtually scanned and incorporated to the online information database for other health care specialists to access. This technology helps benefit patients during their treatments of diseases such as cancer. Tempus has recently acquired a large donation to further their technological advancements. They currently employ more than four hundred employees and with this new funding, they will be adding more employees to continue advancement in treatment technology.
Eric Lefkofsky is a father of three and started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation with his wife. Their charitable organization provides funding for educational and community-based programs in the Chicago area and also benefits worldwide charities. Eric and his wife are also members of the Giving Pledge.
Jeunesse Global has become one of the most talked-about names in the international health and beauty industry. Founded less than 9 years ago, the company has sprung from obscurity to reach the highest peaks of international fame. It has gone from a garage-based startup business to a company valued at more than $1 billion in a period of time that few companies have ever been able to match in the history of American business.
And all this success is largely attributable to the vision and leadership of Jeunesse Global founders Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis. The couple was already well known throughout the North American direct-marketing business. Ray and Lewis had been behind the formation and growth of dozens of highly successful businesses. But as they approached their late 60s, the couple decided that it might finally be time to throw in the towel. However, they didn’t count on the boredom that was an inherent part of retired life.
The industrious pair soon began selling a few health and beauty products out of their garage as a means to pass the idle time of retirement. Soon, they realized that they had yet another winning business model on their hands. They named their company Jeunesse Global, and the rest is history.
But from the beginning, Ray and Lewis wanted Jeunesse to be a different kind of company. The couple was no longer focused on the acquisition of additional wealth; they had all the money that anyone could possible spend in three lifetimes. Instead, Ray and Lewis wanted to focus on spreading real economic opportunity across the globe while creating some of the most innovative products that the health and beauty sector had ever seen. They wanted to make a life statement and leave a lasting legacy for humanity.
One of the ways that they were able to achieve this is through the Jeunesse Global business model itself. With up to six ways to earn, Jeunesse distributors are among the most well compensated in the industry. Thousands of Jeunesse independent business owners have been able to achieve financial independence by following the company’s business model.