Eric Pulier has seen great success in his entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. He got his start in computer programming at a surprisingly young age, when he first began programming computers in the fourth grade. That was just the beginning of much larger things to come. In his high school years, Pulier started his own computer database company before moving on to Harvard where he studied English and American Literature as well as completing courses at MIT. He graduated Harvard as magna cum laude in 1988.
In the early ‘90s, Eric moved to Los Angeles and founded the company People Doing Things (PDT). PDT focused on the use of technology in education, health care and a variety of other fields. He started Digital Evolution, an interactive agency, in 1994 and merged with US Interactive LLC 4 years later. He has also been a leader in the effort to start Starbright World, a social networking platform for terminally ill children to connect, talk, and share their stories.Eric Pulier was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 1997 to create the “Bridge To The 21st Century”, a tech exhibition hosted in Washington DC, and later served time on the technology and healthcare forum lead by Al Gore.
In addition to his business success, Pulier supports many non-profit organizations and has a spot on the board of the X-Prize Foundation, which has seen increased attention in recent years due to its competitions to attempt and resolve some of humanities biggest issues. He also continues to work with children with severe illnesses through The Painted Turtle camp.Eric Pulier has had an impressive career, and has perhaps seen even greater success in his philanthropic endeavors and helping humanity solve its greatest problems.
Vijay Eswaran is one of the Pacific Rim’s most successful businessmen. Vijay Eswaran is the founder and executive chairman of the multilevel marketing company the QI Group. Eswaran co-founded the company in the Philippines in 1998 and through his hard work and vision was able to turn it into a multimillion dollar concern with millions of workers and branches in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The Q1 Group at philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/ has helped untold numbers of people throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East to pull themselves out of poverty and improve the quality of life themselves and their loved ones.
Born in Penang, Malaysia in 1960, Vijay Eswaran was the son of Pushpavathy Chinnaiah, a school teacher and civil servant Vijayaratnam Saravanamuthu. In the early 1980s Vijay Eswaran went to England to study socio-economics at the London School of Economics. While there he did a series of odd jobs throughout Europe and eventually became involved in multilevel marketing on Facebook. By the time he graduated in 1984 he had earned his multilevel marketing professional certification. He then went to the University of Southern Illinois to earn his MBA. While there he worked part time with the multilevel marketing company Synaptics.
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When Vijay Eswaran returned to Malaysia in 1998 the Cosway Group gave him the opportunity to start his own multilevel company. He agreed and founded the company that would become the Q1 Group. The e-commerce company markets media, telecommunications, travel, training, wellness and luxury products in over a dozen countries throughout Asia and Africa. The company made Vijay Eswaran one of Asia’s richest men. But he used some of his money to help the less fortunate through his charitable organizations the the RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation. It’s helped to make him a hero and an inspiration to poor people throughout Asia and led Forbes Asia to name him one of their Heroes of Philanthropy.
These days Vijay Eswaran is a speaker and author. He has written a series of books designed to motivate people and give them the mindset necessary for them to succeed. Eswaran’s work has earned him numerous awards and accolades.