Marc Benioff was bornon 25 September 1964 in San Francisco, California, United States, is Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com. Marc Benioff is #406 in List Billionaires People In The World. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff owns about 5% of the cloud computing software firm he cofounded in 1999. Before Salesforce, he spent 13 years at database software giant Oracle as a protege of Larry Ellison. Salesforce was a pioneer in hosting its software online, rather than installing it in clients' computer systems. He's an angel investor in dozens of tech startups and a prolific philanthropist. In addition to two mansions in San Francisco, Benioff owns a sprawling estate in Hawaii.
When I get something in my head, it's hard for me to just let it go.
On March 17, 2017, Benioff was included in a business leaders' symposium organized by the Trump Administration during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House
Benioff supported Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election
In April 2015, Benioff announced that he would be reviewing all salaries at Salesforce to ensure men and women were being paid equally for comparable work
In 2014, Marc and Lynne Benioff donated another $100 million to UCSF and Oakland Children's Hospital (both now called Benioff Children's Hospitals)
As the largest tech employer in Indiana (following the 2013 acquisition of ExactTarget) Benioff led a global effort of business leaders fighting back against the legislation, ultimately leading to the Indiana State Legislature passing an amendment to the bill containing protections for LGBT customers, tenants and employees
In June 2010, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne announced a $100 million gift to UCSF Children's Hospital with the goal of not only seeing the new hospital built but significantly advancing children's healthcare worldwide
In 2007, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy presented Benioff with the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award and in 2008 invited him to become a director of the board
In 2005, the members of the World Economic Forum named him as one of its Young Global Leaders
He served as co-chairman of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 2003–2005
In 2000, he established the “1-1-1 model,” whereby the company contributes one percent of product, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves globally
Benioff founded Salesforce in March 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment and defined its mission in a marketing statement as “The End of Software
Benioff received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1986, where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity
Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist