#47 Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff
  • Sector: Tech/Telco
  • Residence: USA

Benioff is the billionaire founder and CEO of Salesforce.com, a cloud computing company which pioneers the 1-1-1 philanthropic model. This approach sees one per cent of employee time, one per cent of product and one per cent of equity donated to those in need. The Salesforce Foundation encourages other companies to take it up, while 25,000 non-profit and higher education institutions are using Salesforce to drive their missions through its Power of Us programme. Benioff and his wife Lynne have made multiple donations, including US$100 million for a new children’s hospital in San Francisco.