Last Updated: 25 Jan, 2023 | Views: 375
Other Profession(s): Philanthropist, Internet Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Famous For: Chairman and CEO of the software company Salesforce
Higher Education: University of Southern California (BS)
Who is the founder of Liberty Software? Marc Russell Benioff is the founder of Liberty Software. He was born on September 25, 1964. A philanthropist and internet entrepreneur from the United States, he is a pioneer in the internet industry. Besides founding, chairing, and running Salesforce, Benioff also owns the magazine Time since 2018. David Benioff, the showrunner and TV writer behind Game of Thrones, is Benioff's second cousin. A married father of two, he has two children with Lynne Benioff. San Francisco is home to the family.
Marc Benioff Career:
Benioff founded Liberty Software at 15 years old, creating and selling games for Atari 8-bits, such as Flapper.
While at USC, Benioff worked as a programmer at Apple.
Following graduation, he was recruited to work in customer service for Oracle Corporation.
As a sales, marketing, and product development executive at Oracle for 13 years, Benioff held a variety of roles.
His 23rd birthday marked his first year as Oracle's Rookie of the Year.
After three years, he earned the title of vice president, making him the youngest in company history.
A marketing statement that described Salesforce's mission as "The End of Software" was launched by Benioff in a San Francisco apartment in 1999.
Time was purchased for $190 million by Marc and Lynne on September 16, 2018
Marc Benioff Awards:
2012: Best CEOs in the World
2016: World's 50 Greatest Leaders