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Portrait de Marc Benioff
Age : 53
Public asset : 4,673,391,952 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : salesforce.com, inc.

Summary 
Mr. Marc R. Benioff is a Chairman at Salesforce.com Foundation and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Salesforce Com, Inc. and Salesforce Ventures LLC. A pioneer of cloud computing, he founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create a new kind of enterprise software company, with a new technology model based in the cloud, a new pay-as-you-go business model and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. Under his leadership, Salesforce has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a Fortune 500 company, the fastest-growing top ten software company in the world and the largest CRM company.

He created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world, donating 1% of Salesforce’s product, 1% of its equity and 1% of employees' time to help nonprofits achieve their missions.

Prior to launching Salesforce, Mr. Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation.

He founded his first company, Liberty Software, which created video games, at the age of 15.

He also worked as an assembly language programmer in Apple Computer’s Macintosh Division.

He received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1986 and an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 2014 from the University of Southern California.


Current positions of Marc Benioff 
NameTitle Since
salesforce.com, inc.
(IT Services & Consulting)
Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer 1999
Salesforce Ventures LLC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer -
Salesforce Com, Inc. (Investment Management) Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1999
Salesforce.com Foundation Chairman 2000
University of Southern California Trustee -
The World Economic Forum USA, Inc. Trustee -


Holdings of Marc Benioff 
NameEquities%Valuation
Salesforce.com (CRM)
IT Services & Consulting
32,325,2174.23%4,614,747,979 USD
Zuora Inc (ZUO)
Business Support Services
2,991,1084.89%56,920,785 USD
DROPBOX INC CL B73,6720.022%1,723,188 USD


Marc Benioff : Personal Network 


Biography of Marc Benioff 
Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is the founder, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, a cloud computing company.

Benioff started salesforce.com in March 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment and defined its mission as The End of Software®. He is “credited with turning the software industry on its head” by using the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed.” He has long evangelized software as a service as the model that would replace traditional enterprise software. He is the creator of the term “platform as a service” and has extended salesforce.com’s reach by allowing customers to build their own applications on the company’s architecture, or in the salesforce.com “cloud.” He is the author of three books, including the national best seller Behind the Cloud. He currently serves on the board of Cisco.

Early life and education

Benioff was raised in a Jewish family in the San Francisco metropolitan area. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1982. Benioff received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California Epyx published his King Arthur's Heir, The Nightmare, Escape from Vulcan's Isle, and Crypt of the Undead. He worked as an assembly language programmer at the Macintosh Division of Apple Computer, where he was inspired by the company and its co-founder, Steve Jobs. Prior to founding salesforce.com, Benioff was at Oracle Corporation for 13 years in a variety of executive positions in sales, marketing, and product development. At 23, he was named Oracle's Rookie of the Year and three years later he was promoted to vice president, the company's youngest person to hold that title.

Influence and honors
In 2010 Fortune named him one of the Smartest 50 People in Tech as well as one of the Top 50 People in Business. The San Francisco Business Times named Benioff 2009 Executive of the Year, "for defying the fierce economic downdraft--and taking the lead role in the creation of an industry."

Source @ Wikipedia




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Marc Benioff : Connections 
Classy, Inc.
Gilead Sciences Ltd.
Hasbro Childrens Foundation
World Scholar-Athlete Games
Refugees International, Inc.
Hasbro Charitable Trust, Inc.
Salesforce.com Foundation
Gilead Sciences GmbH
The Jerusalem Foundation
Gilead Connecticut, Inc.
Twilio.Org


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