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Profession: Entrepreneur, Investor
Date of Birth: Sep 1969
Country: United States of America
Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur with a net worth of $4 billion. Eric Lefkofsky acquired that net worth as a serial entrepreneur, mostly dealing with Internet related ventures, and current president of Blue Media, LLC. He has teamed-up with fellow entrepreneur Brad Keywell on many projects including Groupon. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.
Eric Paul Lefkofsky (born September, 1969) is a U.S.-born serial entrepreneur. He is currently president of Blue Media, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity and consulting firm. In March 2011, Forbes named him one of 2011's new billionaires.
Lefkofsky grew up in Southfield, Michigan; Lefkofsky's father, Bill, is a structural engineer, his mother Sandy was a school teacher. He has a brother, Steven, an attorney practicing in Michigan, and a sister, Jodi, also a former school teacher. After graduating from Southfield-Lathrup High School in 1987, Lefkofsky attended the University of Michigan and graduated with honors in 1991. He continued on at University of Michigan Law School to receive his Juris Doctor in 1993.
Lefkofsky began his career selling carpet at the University of Michigan. After law school, in 1993, he and a college friend, Brad Keywell, borrowed money from relatives to buy an apparel company in Madison, Wisconsin named Brandon Apparel.
In 1999, Lefkofsky and Keywell created an early Internet company called Starbelly that specialized in promotional products. Starbelly experienced rapid "pre-bubble" Internet growth and was sold to Halo Industries in January, 2000. Lefkofsky joined Halo to become chief operating officer. A little more than a year later, the company went bankrupt. Halo and Starbelly faced multiple lawsuits from shareholders, all of which were resolved by 2004.
After Starbelly, Lefkofsky, co-founded InnerWorkings in the fall of 2001. InnerWorkings provided print procurement services for mid-sized companies and achieved solid year-over-year growth. In August, 2006, InnerWorkings had a successful initial public offering in the U.S. stock market (nasdaq: INWK). Lefkofsky is on the board of directors of InnerWorkings.
In February 2005, Lefkofsky and Keywell created a freight logistics company called Echo Global Logistics. Echo attracted series D financing from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the largest technology investors i

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