Some people are destined to do great things while some people are not. We are all gifted to a certain degree, and we all have talents that help us stand out. When it comes to information technology, Eric Pulier is one of the leaders in this demanding industry. Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Pulier have always had a love for electronic innovation. After tampering with his computer for a short period of time, he ended up programming it all by himself and this was when he was in the fourth grade. Pulier has always retained a higher than normal grade point average, and this extremely high (GPA) helped him get into Harvard University.
While attending Harvard, he was swamped with plenty of work. Pulier was a student journalist as he wrote a popular column for the school’s newspaper, and he was serving as the newspaper’s editor. Most of his family members thought that he would major in some type of engineering, but Pulier actually majored in American & English Literature. His love and passion was for information technology, and he pursued it by attending the prestigious MIT. Pulier had basically found his calling and in just a few years later, he would turn his calling into a successful professional career. After graduating college in 1988, he would take off for Los Angeles around 1991. Pulier immediately started working, and his company that’s known as People Doing Things, provided technological-based solutions for the healthcare and the education fields. His personal goal was to serve society through advanced technology. Pulier was also one of the first individuals who adopted cloud computing. Cloud computing and modern day businesses go hand to hand.
His XPRIZE Foundation hosts contests for individuals and groups. It requires the participants to come up with ideas that can help solve real-world problems such as disease, poverty and other global issues. He has even invested hundreds of millions of dollars into these projects to help them become a success. As of today, Pulier is living a comfortable life in Southern California, and he is the proud father of four loving kids.
About Eric Pulier: www.xprize.org/about/innovation-board/eric-pulier