When it comes to doing something that has a lasting impact many people choose the way of being a philanthropist in order to do so. Eric Pulier is one such as leader and entrepreneur who knows all about this.
Eric Pulier was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he lived a pretty modest lifestyle though he took a strong interest in forming his own database company while he was in high school. After leaving high school, he applied to Harvard University and began attending classes there in 1984, majoring in English and American literature while also taking classes in visual and environmental studies as well. He was also an editor for the Harvard Crimson, the school’s newspaper and eventually graduated in 1988 as magna cum laude.
Upon completion of his college career Pulier left New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1991 and his first task was founding a company called People Doing Things (PDT). The goal of the company was to address big issues such as education, health care, poverty among other by using new and innovative technology to do so. Three years later, he founded Digital Evolution, which was one of several companies he founded or co-founded, including X-Prize, Desktone, ServiceMesh Inc and Media Platform, all of which use technology and multimedia to educate people using it and provide new and innovative technologies to advance progress.
While founding multiple technological businesses is a major claim to fame for him, Pulier has also been a frequent donor and philanthropist over the course of his career. For instance, he is a frequent donor to the X-Prize Foundation and even sits on the innovation board for the company. Another one of his ventures in business and philanthropy was working with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, allowing its user to learn more about the disease through the use of technology. Other facets of Pulier’s life include being a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, headed by former president Bill Clinton and donating funds to free college programs geared towards helping students have a more affordable college education.