I am not sure how one could measure success. I have heard numerous sayings about the measure of a successful person. However, I am quite certain that when talking about measuring success, Eric Pulier would be completely off of the charts somewhere! I am just amazed reading about all of the accomplishments he has had in his lifetime. Eric started programming computers in the 4th grade! He is also a Harvard graduate who went on to found and co-found numerous companies. Eric has had the chance to work with Bill Clinton and Al Gore on the “Bridge to the 21st Century.” These are all amazing accomplishments, and would in itself make for many great articles. However, as wonderful as all of this is, it is Eric’s philanthropy work that really caught my eye. Eric has focused his philanthropy work in the area of technology further helping with healthcare.

Pulier has helped people with Multiple Sclerosis learn about their disease from educational programs. He has also helped bring technical innovation to Africa to help with their health care needs. He is also a donor of the ACE Foundation, and the Campaign for Free College Tuition. Eric Pulier is also a donor for the XPRIZE Foundation. Eric is also a board member of the Painted Turtle, who’s main focus is a summer camp for children who are faced with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Also, Eric has donated to the Starlight Foundation for a social media world that Pulier designed and built, known as Starbright World. Starbright World offers a place online where children who are suffering from chronic illnesses can post, chat, and meet other children who are also suffering from chronic illnesses.

As I stated before, I am not sure how to measure success. However, everything that I have read about Eric Pulier has lead me to believe that the ones who should be measuring his success are those that he has helped through his technology and dedication. For the child who finally feels like someone else relates, or the MS sufferer who is starting to understand their disease, Eric Pulier is of immeasurable success.

Additional Sources:

http://www.thecrimson.com/writer/710/Eric__Pulier/

Giving Back & Persisting Towards Your Future With Eric Pulier

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Pulier