Combining business savvy, technical genius, and a keen artistic mind, Eric Pulier has lived quite the full life. Born to a tech enthusiast parent during the late 1960s in Teaneck, New Jersey, he was introduced to computers at an early age. By the time he was in the fourth grade, he’d already begun programming them himself; a scant few years later, by the time he finished high school, Pulier had begun his own database computer company.
In addition to his love of technology, Pulier had a love for literature that led to him majoring in English and American literature at Harvard while also working at the nearby MIT Media Lab. Ultimately, he graduated magna cum laude in 1988, and he immediately set to work making his dreams of merging the artistic and technical capabilities of computers come true.
After briefly working on Wall Street, Pulier moved to Los Angeles and worked tirelessly to accomplish his goals. He founded People Doing Things, a foundation that brought together brilliant minds from various fields to focus on solutions to the world’s problems through the use of technology. Soon after, he founded Digital Evolution, an interactive agency that worked with such companies as Microsoft and Disney. Since then, he’s founded many more successful companies, including projects like Starbright World, a private social network for chronically ill children.
After working so well in the private sector, it was only natural that Pulier eventually branched out into government work. Having been impressed with Digital Evolution’s work during the Inaugural Technology Exhibition to celebrate Bill Clinton’s second term, he was chosen to head Al Gore’s health care and technology forum. Since then, he’s worked closely with the Clinton Global Initiative.
Today, Eric Pulier lives in Los Angeles, where he has an active part in the lives of his four children. He’s dedicated himself to philanthropy and attempting to improve peoples’ lives, raising hundreds of millions of dollars for charities around the world and contributing his own vast fortunes to causes like the ACE Foundation, the Campaign for Free College Tuition, the XPRIZE Foundation, and the Painted Turtle.