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Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

Occupation: internet entrepreneur and CEO

Birthday: September 25, 1964

Age: 57

Birthplace: San Francisco, California

Nationality: American

Birth Sign: Libra


Marc Russell Benioff is the founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. As of June 2021, Benioff had an estimated net worth of US 9.53 billion making him the 266th wealthiest person in the world.

Marc Benioff Career

Benioff was raised in a Jewish family long established in the San Francisco Bay Area.  While still in high school, Benioff sold his first application, How to Juggle, for $75. At 15 years old, he founded Liberty Software, creating and selling games such as Flapper for the Atari 8-bit. Epyx published a few other games of his, and by 16, Benioff was earning royalties of $1,500 a month, enough to pay for college. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Apple Computer and Oracle

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While at USC, Benioff had internships as an assembly language programmer at the Macintosh division of Apple Computer. He expected to continue programming after college but USC professors advised Benioff to gain experience in customer-oriented work and so he joined Oracle Corporation in a customer-service role.

Benioff worked at Oracle for 13 years in sales, marketing, and product development roles before founding Salesforce. He became the youngest person in the company’s history to earn promotion to the title of vice president.


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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.” At Salesforce created the the term “platform as a service” and extended Salesforce’s reach by allowing customers to build their own applications on the company’s architecture in the Salesforce cloud.


In, 2018, Marc and his wife bought Time for $190m

Net Worth: $9.53 billion

Salesforce revenue reached $21.3 billion in 2021

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