Eric Pulier is an extremely successful entrepreneur, technical engineer, author, public speaker as well as a philanthropist. He has established more than 15 companies and has raised millions of dollars for business ventures he launched or helped support. These days, he lives in Los Angeles with his four children.
Living in Teaneck, New Jersey as a child, Mr. Pulier showed his natural ability for technology by programming computers in fourth grade. Later on, he created a computer organization in high school. After leaving high school, he attended Harvard as well as studied courses at MIT. He received his BA and graduated with honors.
In 1991, Eric instituted a company called People Doing Things (PDT). Its object was to utilize technology to speak to health and education problems. Several years later, he addressed the issue of chronically ill children being able to network with those with similar maladies. His efforts produced Starbright World, an organization in which kids could post messages, blog and chat through video conferencing, resulting in them feeling less isolated.
He came upon the world stage in 1998, thanks to former President Clinton and Vice President Gore, who selected Mr. Pulier to take charge of the multi-day phenomenon named “Bridge to the 21st Century.”
Exhibits displayed on the National Mall, located in Washington D.C. brought thousands of people, senators, congressional representatives and even U.S. Supreme Court justices were at the event. But more importantly, he was able to provide a live-feed and interact with the astronauts on the Space Shuttle. At that time, this type of technology had never been realized!
The occasion depicted how computer science and communications technologies would influence our lives. These areas included health care, family, education, entertainment and space expeditions.
Eric still support and work with the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation.
Mr. Pulier is involved in donating money, time and energy to numerous charities such as – US Doctors for Africa: This program uses technology in answer to health care demands in Africa. The Painted Turtle: He is heavily invested in summer camp for children with chronic and life-threatening disabilities. Campaign for Free College Tuition: He is a contributor and partner for granting free college to all Americans. This is just a small sampling of what Eric Pulier has accomplished, he is not your average businessman – he is more like Superman.