359. Eric Le­fkof­sky

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

$2.2 billion  Self-made Score: * Source: groupon age: 48 res­i­dence: chicago J.d., u. of michi­gan ’93

lefkofksy made his ini­tial for­tune from the daily-deals site groupon, which he co­founded in 2008, but af­ter his wife was re­cently di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer, he set his sights on health care. he founded tem­pus, a startup fo­cused on us­ing data to treat can­cer, in 2015. part­ners in­clude the mayo clinic and cleve­land clinic. tem­pus an­nounced a $70 mil­lion fund­ing round in septem­ber, peg­ging the com­pany’s val­u­a­tion at $700 mil­lion. af­ter a girl­friend dumped him his fresh­man year, le­fkof­sky started his first of at least 9 busi­nesses: sell­ing car­pets.

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