Marc Benioff

About Marc Benioff

Who is it?: Chairman and CEO,
Birth Day: September 25, 1964
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Alma mater: University of Southern California
Occupation: Founder of Salesforce
Organization: Salesforce
Spouse(s): Lynne (Krilich) Benioff

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff was born on September 25, 1964 in San Francisco, California, United States, is Chairman and CEO, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff owns about 5% of the cloud computing software firm he cofounded in 1999. Before Salesforce, he spent 13 years at database software giant Oracle as a protege of Larry Ellison. Salesforce was a pioneer in hosting its software online, rather than installing it in clients' computer systems. He's an angel investor in dozens of tech startups and a prolific philanthropist. In addition to two mansions in San Francisco, Benioff owns a sprawling estate in Hawaii.
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Popular As Marc Benioff
Occupation Technology
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 25, 1964 (San Francisco, California, United States)
Birthday September 25
Town/City San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Marc Benioff’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Marc Benioff was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

Famous Quotes:

When I get something in my head, it's hard for me to just let it go.



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 in 1986, where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


Benioff is a noted philanthropist. In 2000, he established the “1-1-1 model,” whereby the company contributes one percent of product, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves globally. As of March 2016, has delivered more than $115 million in grants, 1.3 million employee volunteer hours and is used by 28,000 nonprofit organisations with Salesforce Technology. More than 700 companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement. Benioff and his wife, Lynne, have focused their personal philanthropy on improving public education and advancing children’s health care through UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, at the University of California, San Francisco.


Benioff created the 1-1-1 model of integrated corporate philanthropy, by which companies contribute 1 percent of equity, 1 percent of employee hours and 1 percent of product back to the communities it serves. Parts of this 1-1-1 model have been adopted by more than 700 companies, including Google. In 2005, the members of the World Economic Forum named him as one of its Young Global Leaders. In 2007, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy presented Benioff with the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award and in 2008 invited him to become a Director of the board.


In June 2010, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne announced a $100-million gift to UCSF Children's Hospital with the goal of not only seeing the new hospital built but significantly advancing children's Health care worldwide. The Benioffs have been recognized as top Philanthropists by Forbes' America's 50 Top Giver list in 2015 and the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Philanthropy 50 list in 2010, 2014 and 2015.


In 2014, Marc and Lynne Benioff donated another $100 million to UCSF and Oakland Children's Hospital (both now called Benioff Children's Hospitals). Marc and Lynne Benioff have also donated to The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization developing technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic.


In April 2015, Benioff announced that he would be reviewing all salaries at Salesforce to ensure men and women were being paid equally for comparable work. On the heels of the salary assessment, Benioff joined President Barack Obama in January 2016 as he celebrated the anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and renewed his call on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.


Benioff supported Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.


On March 17, 2017, Benioff was included in a Business leaders' symposium organized by the Trump Administration during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House.


In March 2018, Benioff announced that he would be donating 1 million USD to March for Our Lives. In the announcement, Benioff wrote, "Motivated to join the many who are passionate about the safety of all kids and I’ll give $1 million to March For Our Lives. Together all of us can make children’s health and safety our number one priority. Join us and March on March 24th."


Benioff has said that businesses are the greatest platforms for change in the world. He follows the World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab’s multistakeholder approach to leadership, which says that Leaders should serve not only their shareholders but all stakeholders, including customers, employees, partners, communities and the environment, to make the world a better place.

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