Marc Benioff is a renowned American philanthropist, author, and a successful internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being the founder, CEO, and president of Salesforce, the world-famous cloud computing service provider. Childhood Mac Russell Benioff was born on September 25, 1964, in San Francisco, California. He was born into a Jewish family.
In 1982, Marc graduated from Burlingame High School. He then attended the University of Southern California and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1986.
Marc sold his first application while he was still in high school (called How to Juggle) for around $ 75. At the age of 15, Marc founded the Liberty Software company, which focused on creating and selling computer games for the 8-bit Atari console, as well as other popular video game consoles at that time. At age 16, Marc was already a successful businessman with Epyx publishing his Crypt of the Undead, Escape from Vulcan’s Isle, The Nightmare and King Arthur’s Heir. This helped him get a royalty of about $ 1,500 a month, which helped him pay for college. During his studies at the University of Southern California, Marc was very inspired by Apple founder Steve Jobs and made his internship as ‘Assembly Language Programmer‘ for the Macintosh division of the supergiant computer. Although Marc wanted to pursue his interest in the field of computer programming, his teachers believed he would do even better with a client-oriented job with his excellent speaking skills. Then, Marc joined the Oracle Corporation upon graduating from college. Marc worked at Oracle for approximately 13 years in various capacities, from sales and marketing to product development. At the age of 23, Marc was named Oracle’s “Rookie of the Year” and only 3 years later, at the age of 26, he was promoted to the position of vice president, the youngest in the company’s history to hold the title.
Marc Benioff is recognized worldwide for his vision of the future and leadership qualities, as well as for his innovations and innovative ideas. Marc has been awarded several awards and titles for his varied achievements, such as:
The 50 largest leaders in the world of Fortune in 2016
Fortune Entrepreneur of the Year (reader’s choice)
Barron’s best CEO of the year
The Economists Innovation Award
Marc Benioff is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum.
Marc’s company, Salesforce, has been widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and successful entrepreneurial companies of today, and has received:
The “Most Innovative Companies in the World” of Forbes Magazine (5 consecutive years)
The “Most Admired Company in the World” by Fortune Magazine (4 consecutive years)
The “Best Place to Work” by Fortune Magazine (8 consecutive years)
Marc Benioff is married to Lynnie Benioff and the couple lives with their two children in San Francisco, California.