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