Eric Pulier is making his name as one of the leading innovators in technology today. Born in New Jersey, Eric has shown interest in computers for most of his life. In fact, Eric had successfully built first computer while only in the fourth grade.
Having excelled in academics in New Jersey’s public school system, Eric went on to Major in English and American Literature at the prestigious Harvard University. After graduating magna cum laude in 1988, Eric founded People Doing things which focused on providing humanitarian aid with technology. PDT became successful and was eventually bought out, leaving Eric to create 15 other companies later in his career. Upon Eric’s entrepreneurial journey, Eric most notably became to be one of the first to embrace Cloud computing, an innovative tool that has become integral to modern business success.
Eric Polier never let his humanitarian spirit fade with developing the first social media site in 1995, Starbright World, that gave children suffering from persistent illnesses a chance to connect with one another. Eric said in an interview that he was inspired by Peter Diamandis, another entrepreneur who focused on humanitarian aid. When reading about Peter, Eric was so inspired that he wanted to follow a similar path.
After his success in corporate world, Eric Polier geared his life solely towards philanthropy and helping the less fortunate. To embark on this new chapter, Eric founded the X-Prizes, a contest centered around cultivating strategies that solve humanities most pressing issues. Along with X prizes, Eric has continued to help sick children as a member of the board of directors on Project Turtle. Project Turtle is a summer camp based in California that gives children with chronic illnesses the opportunity to be social and have fun.
Other than helping the impoverished, Eric makes it a priority to be a good father for his four children. Eric would like to have his legacy continue and be remembered by them. Eric believes that his kids are a chunk of his legacy that determines whether his legacy is a success. Eric is certainly the man to watch as his self-less track record builds.