Dreams of the World: Entrepreneur turned Philanthropist, Eyal Aronoff.
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“I am a little a product of tragedy. I am also a product of hope,” said Eyal Aronoff , a successful entrepreneur and activist, co-founder of Quest Software, which was sold to Dell in 2012 for $2.4bn, and co-founder of the Fuel Freedom Foundation. “My life is about dichotomy. On the one had there has been tragedy, and on the other, an incredible wealth.”
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Aronoff lost his father when he was four amidst the conflict in the Middle East. Eventually his mother remarried but his younger stepbrother and sister-in-law died in the World Trade Center in 9/11. “I came to the US with $3,000 in 1990 and by 2000 I owned millions,” said Aronoff, 51, who has been trying to reconcile some of the different but related forces —> Read More Here