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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has a net worth of $6.5 billion, according to Forbes.
Benioff is something of an anomaly among Silicon Valley CEOs — he was actually born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Benioff worked at Oracle for 13 years before leaving the company to work on Salesforce full time.
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It seems like Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff never leaves the spotlight.

Between Salesforce’s Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco, his philanthropy, and his willingness to take political stands, it seems like he’s always in the spotlight — even if, sometimes, it’s because he’s facing protests over Salesforce’s work with the United States Customs and Border Patrol.

Salesforce itself is in a good position at the moment: Under Benioff’s leadership, the company has swelled to a $121 billion market cap, even as it hit $10 billion in annual revenue for the 2018 fiscal year. It’s gone from an upstart Oracle rival to a cloud computing behemoth in its own right.

Here’s how Benioff, whose estimated net worth now stands at $6.5 billion, worked his way up to the national stage from humble origins.

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Marc Russell Benioff, 54, was born in San Francisco on September 25th, 1964, the son of Joelle and Russell Benioff.

Source: Bloomberg

Benioff is something of an anomaly among Silicon Valley CEOs — he was actually born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1982.

Source: Bloomberg

His father, Russell Benioff, owned a local department store in San Francisco. “I learned my work ethic from him,” Benioff once said.

Source: Inc.

Benioff got his first job at a jewelry store to save up for his first computer. He was eventually fired for cleaning the floors with the wrong soap.

Source: Entrepreneur

While in high school, Benioff sold his first app — software called “How To Juggle” for the TRS-80 Model 1 computer — to a computer magazine for $75.

Source: Entrepreneur

At age 15, Benioff founded Liberty Software, his one-man company making games for the Atari 800 computer. Titles included “King Arthur’s Heir,” “The Nightmare,” …read more

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The rise of Marc Benioff, the bombastic Salesforce CEO and owner of Time Magazine, who has a $6.5 billion fortune and owns a 5-acre compound in Hawaii (CRM)

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