Many people have invested in different financial and entrepreneurial fields in the recent years. This has been facilitated with the increased number of investment priorities that have been witnessed with the rise and expansion of the global market. Many other professionals have also taken center stage in transforming these fields. Eric Pulier is a recognized business personality and entrepreneur that has invested in the financial world over many years. He is gifted with the gift of developing and spearheading the achievements of many companies globally. His skills of developing businesses from scratch to international levels have been witnessed by the rising number of companies he has participated in their establishment. Eric Pulier was born in New Jersey, United States of America. Due to his love for technology, he began computer programing when he was still in high school. This was his major contribution towards establishment of a company that would later grow into a recognized entity. He later joined Harvard University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature. He has been termed as one of the most innovative person to have attended the Harvard University.
After graduating from the university, he established a company called people doing things. This was a company that focused in finding solutions to everyday life challenges. The company focused in addressing life challenges using technology. The incorporation of technology in the company enabled health care and education system to find a platform in which they used to address their challenges. He also established Star bright World which is a social platform that has been used by people suffering from related diseases to air their views and sentiments. This has resulted in the development of proper healthcare and provision of improved services to patients.
Eric Pulier has participated in the philanthropic activities that have touched the lives of many people across the world. He has generously contributed towards the Painted Turtle which is an organization that deals with people suffering from chronic diseases. He also participated in the Clinton foundation where he has contributed towards ensuring effective cloud computing while significantly reducing the cost of operation in communities around US.
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George Mason has received a lot of attention lately due the large donations that the University has received from billionaire Charles Koch. It is reported, according to tax records, that the public school has so far received over $48 million since 2011. In 2014 alone, it received 16 million dollars – a third of its total donations received that year. The donations made go to the Mercatus Center and Institute for Humane Studies located at the school.
While Koch does donate to other universities and schools in America, none of them receives over $1 million yearly. The fact that one school receives such large donations has attracted a lot of attention from stakeholders in education. This concern stems from the fact that there is concern that large donations often come with conditions attached. This affects that integrity and independence of education.
Two GMU students, Colin Nackerman and Parsons Samantha, have even led efforts to demand an explanation of the true nature of the university with Charles Koch. They have made numerous attempts to meet President Angel Cabrera but to no avail. Cabrera seems fine with individuals who support education by donating time and money.
The Koch Foundation has reiterated that its donations have no conditions attached. Other large donors in the country include Phil Knight, Nike co-founder, who announced a scholarship program worth $400 million to Stanford University. It is however true that the private donations made to public schools helps to fill funding gaps.
Charles Koch was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1935 and has three other brothers. After high school, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study engineering before joining his father’s company, then called Rock Island Oil and Refining Company. By then the company was still small and was largely dealing with oil. Charles and his brother David inherited the company and grew it into one of the wealthiest petrochemicals conglomerate in the world. Charles renamed it Koch Industries in honor of his father.
Today, Koch is ranked as one of the richest man alive with a huge net worth estimated at about $43 billion. He has two children with his wife and lives in his home town of Wichita, Kansas. He is a huge philanthropist with many annual donations to charities and schools. He is a well-known liberal and conservative, donates generously to various presidential campaigns that he supports and is a published author. His book, ‘The Science of Success,’ was published in 2007.