Marc Benioff
Founder, Chair & CEO, Salesforce

Marc Benioff is the Founder, Chair and Co-CEO of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing. Building a different kind of company, Marc created Salesforce to not only develop great products, but also to have a positive impact on the world. Marc created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. Today, more than 5,000 companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement. He and his wife, Lynne, have focused their philanthropy on children’s health, the environment, public education and homelessness. They have given more than $250 million to the University of California, San Francisco to build UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. In 2016, they created the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to study and solve ocean issues around the world. A member of the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) Board of Trustees, Marc serves as the inaugural Chair of WEF’s Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco.