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Marc Benioff Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marc Benioff

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Bio
Full NameMarc Russell Benioff
Profession(s)Entrepreneur, Writer, Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 180 cm
in meters - 1.80 m
in feet inches - 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms - 90 kg
in pounds - 200 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 25, 1964
Age (as in 2018)54 Years
Birth PlaceSan Francisco, California
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
NationalityAmerican
HometownSan Francisco, California
SchoolBurlingame High School
College/UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Educational QualificationBachelor of Science in Business Administration
ReligionNot Known
Ethnicity/RaceJewish
HobbiesTravelling, Reading
Awards/Honors/Achievements • He was awarded the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award in 2007
• He was honoured with the Honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California on May 16, 2014
• He was titled as one of the Fortune's 50 World's Greatest Leaders for his social work as CEO in the year 2016
• He has been named Businessperson of the Year by Fortune readers
• He was named among one of the Best CEOs in the World by Barron's
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseLynne (Krilich) Benioff
Marc Benioff with his wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- 2
ParentsFather- Russell Benioff
Mother- Joelle Benioff
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Julie Young
Money Factor
Net Worth$6.7 billion (as of September 2018)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Marc Benioff

  • Marc was born on September 25, 1964, in a Jewish Family.
  • When Marc was in school, he sold ‘How to Juggle,’ (his first application) for $75.
  • At 15, he founded a Software, ‘Liberty Software,’ which created games like King Arthur’s Heir, The Nightmare, Escape from Vulcan’s Isle, and Crypt of the Undead for the Atari 8-bit computer. He started earning royalties ($1,500 a month) by the age of 16 so that he could afford to pay his college fees.
  • He was inspired by Steve Jobs (founder of Apple) during his internships as an assembly language programmer at ‘Apple‘ while he was in the University of Southern California.
  • Instead of continuing programming after college, Marc joined Oracle Corporation as a customer-service role to gain customer-oriented work experience, on the advice of his professors.
  • He worked with Oracle Corporation for 13 years and was promoted to the post of Vice-President. He was also named the Oracle’s Rookie of the Year.
  • In an interview, he revealed that during his tenure as Vice-President of Oracle, he was not satisfied with his life though he had become a millionaire at 25. He was on a trip to India when he had a spiritual awakening after spending a night with a spiritual guru who told him,

    “Don’t forget to do something for other people.”

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  • In 1999, he founded ‘Salesforce Shares.’ It is an enterprise cloud computing company.

  • Being a philanthropist, he founded the “1-1-1 model,” which enabled the company to contribute 1% of the product, 1% of employee hours, and 1% of equity back to the communities it served worldwide. More than 5000 companies in the world, including ‘Google,’ have embraced Marc’s 1-1-1 model.
  • Through UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Marc and his wife contribute to advancing and improving the children’s health care.

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    Marc Benioff with his wife, Lynne

  • His company was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by the Forbes Magazine for five years consecutively. Salesforce was also named as the World’s Most Admired Company in the software industry by the Fortune Magazine.
  • From 2003-2005, he was the co-chairman of the President‘s Information Technology Advisory Committee.
  • In 2009, he wrote the book, ‘The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry.’
  • In the 2016 Presidential Election, Marc supported Hillary Clinton for the post of President of the United States.
  • Marc and his wife ‘Lynne’ bought the ‘Time Magazine’ for $190m on September 16, 2018.
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