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Marc Russell Benioff

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Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, a leading enterprise cloud computing company. As of March 2016, he owns approximately $3 billion worth of Salesforce shares. Benioff started Salesforce in March 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment and defined its mission as The End of Software®. He is “credited with turning the software industry on its head” by using the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed.”

He has long evangelized software as a service as the model that would replace traditional enterprise software. He is the creator of the term “platform as a service” and has extended Salesforce’s reach by allowing customers to build their own applications on the company’s architecture, or in the Salesforce cloud.

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, Salesforce.org has delivered more than $115 million in grants, 1.3 million employee volunteer hours and powered 28,000 nonprofits 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.

As CEO of Salesforce, he has used his platform to take on social causes such equal pay for women, as well as leading efforts by business leaders to publicly oppose legislation in Indiana and Georgia that would allow discrimination against LGBT communities.

He is the author of three books, including the national best seller, Behind the Cloud.

Early life and education

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.

Career

While still in high school Benioff sold his first application, How to Juggle, for $75. At 15 he founded Liberty Software, creating and selling games for the Atari 8-bit computer among others. Epyx published his King Arthur's Heir, The Nightmare, Escape from Vulcan's Isle, and Crypt of the Undead, and by 16 Benioff was earning royalties of $1,500 a month, enough to pay for college. During USC he had internships as an assembly language programmer at the Macintosh division of Apple Computer, where he was inspired by the company and its co-founder, Steve Jobs.

Benioff expected to continue programming after college, but USC professors advised him to obtain customer-oriented work experience and Benioff joined Oracle Corporation after graduation in a customer-service role. Prior to founding Salesforce, he was at Oracle for 13 years in a variety of executive positions in sales, marketing, and product development. At 23, he was named Oracle's Rookie of the Year and three years later he was promoted to vice president, the company's youngest person to hold that title.

Influence and honors

Benioff has been widely recognized for his visionary leadership and pioneering innovations. In 2016, he was named one of Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders for his commitment to equality for all and other social issues as CEO. He was also named Businessperson of the Year by Fortune readers, one of the Best CEOs in the World by Barron’s, and he received The Economist’s Innovation Award. He served as co-chairman of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 2003–2005. Benioff is also a member of the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees.

Salesforce has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies five years in a row by Forbes Magazine. Fortune Magazine named Salesforce as the World’s Most Admired Company in the software industry four years in a row, and named the company a Best Place to Work eight years in a row.

Benioff received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California on May 16, 2014.

Philanthropy

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 healthcare 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).

Benioff credits Mata Amritanandamayi with inspiring his philanthropic business models, stating "But the most pivotal meeting for me was with Mata Amritanandamayi... It was she who introduced me to the idea, and possibility, of giving back to the world while pursuing my career ambitions. I realized that I didn't have to make a choice between doing business and doing good. I could align these two values and strive to succeed at both simultaneously."

Platform for change

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.

In March 2015, Benioff announced Salesforce would cancel all employee programs and travel in the state of Indiana after the passing of SB 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a controversial bill which would allow companies and individuals to deny service to LGBT individuals based on religious beliefs. As the largest tech employer in Indiana (following the 2013 acquisition of ExactTarget) Benioff led a global effort of business leaders fighting back against the legislation, ultimately leading to the Indiana State Legislature passing an amendment to the bill containing protections for LGBT customers, tenants and employees.

Benioff led a similar movement in February 2016 against Georgia’s HB 757, the First Amendment Defense Act. He announced that Salesforce would reduce investments in Georgia and cancel an annual conference if the bill was passed as-is. A month later, the Governor vetoed the bill.

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.

About Marc Benioff (עברית)

מארק בניוף

''''''(באנגלית: Marc Benioff; נולד ב 25 בספטמבר 1964) הוא איש עסקים, יזם ומנהל אמריקאי -יהודי המשמש כמייסד, יו"ר ומנכ"ל חברת התוכנה סיילספורס.קום.

שוויו של מארק נכון לדצמבר 2019 הוא 6.5 מיליארד דולר והוא מחזיק ב 2.58 מיליארד מניות של סיילפורס[1].

תוכן עניינים 1 ביוגרפיה 2 פילנתרופיה 3 קישורים חיצוניים 4 הערות שוליים

ביוגרפיה בניוף גדל במשפחה יהודית בסן פרנסיסקו, בשנת 1986 הוא קיבל תואר ראשון במנהל עסקים מאוניברסיטת דרום קליפורניה בה היה חבר גם באחווה Tau Kappa Epsilon. הוא קרוב משפחה של מפיק הטלוויזיה דייוויד בניוף[2].

כבר בתיכון מכר בניוף את האפליקציה הראשונה שלו "How to Juggle" ב 75 דולר. בגיל 15 הוא הקים את Liberty Software שיוצרת ומוכרת משחקים ובגיל 16 הוא כבר הרוויח תמלוגים של 1500 דולר בחודש שהספיקו לו לשלם לאוניברסיטה.

באוניברסיטה הוא התמחה בשפת אסמבלי בחטיבת מקינטוש בחברת אפל. הוא רצה להמשיך בעולם התכנות אומנם המנחה שלו המליץ לו להתנסות בשירות לקוחות והוא הצטרף לחברת אורקל. הוא עבד באורקל כ 13 שנה במגוון תפקידים במחלקת המכירות, שיווק ופיתוח מוצר, בגיל 23 הוא נבחר ל "Oracle's Rookie of the Year", ובגיל 26 מונה לסגן נשיא באורקל (VP) הצעיר ביותר בתולדות החברה[3].

בשנת 1999 עזב בניוף את אורקל והקים את Salesforce בדירה שכורה בסן פרנסיסקו, הוא הצהיר על רצונו לשנות את המודל המסורתי של עולם התוכנה לתוכנה בענן – Saas, בנוסף הוא טבע גם את המונח "platform as a service"[4].

בשנת 2009 הפורום הכלכלי העולמי הזכיר אותו כאחד מהמנהיגים העולמיים הצעירים.

בניוף קיבל תואר דוקטור לשם כבוד מאוניברסיטת דרום קליפורניה ב־16 במאי 2014[5].

בשנת 2016 הוא נמנה עם אחד מחמישים המנהיגים הגדולים בעולם עכב מחויבותו לשוויון בכל הנושאים החברתיים כמנכ"ל החברה. הוא אף נבחר לתפקיד איש העסקים של השנה על ידי קוראי Fortune, אחד המנכ"לים הטובים בעולם על ידי Barron's, והוא זכה בפרס החדשנות של המגזין Economist's. הוא שימש כיו"ר משותף של הוועדה המייעצת לטכנולוגיות המידע של הנשיא בין השנים 2003–2005. בניוף חבר גם בוועד הנאמנים העולמי של הפורום הכלכלי.

באפריל 2015 הודיע בניוף כי הוא יבחן את כל המשכורות ב- Salesforce כדי להבטיח ששולמו לגברים ונשים באופן שווה עבור עבודה דומה[6].

Salesforce בראשותו נבחרה לאחת החברות החדשניות בעולם חמש שנים ברציפות על ידי מגזין פורבס. מגזין פורצ'ן הגדיר את Salesforce כחברה הנערצת ביותר בעולם בענף התוכנה ארבע שנים ברציפות, וכינתה את החברה כמקום העבודה הטוב ביותר שמונה שנים ברציפות.

ב־17 במרץ 2017, נכלל בניוף בסימפוזיון של מנהיגים עסקיים שאורגן על ידי ממשל טראמפ במהלך ביקור קנצלרית גרמניה אנגלה מרקל בבית הלבן.

בשנת 2018 מארק ואשתו קנו את המגזין Time ב 190 מיליון דולר[7].

פילנתרופיה בניוף הוא יו"ר קרן Salesforce.com שהוקמה בשנת 2000 כקרן צדקה ציבורית. הוא יצר את המודל 1-1-1 של פילנתרופיה ארגונית משולבת, שבאמצעותה חברות תורמות אחוז אחד מההון, אחוז אחד משעות העובדים ואחוז אחוז מהמוצר (פרו בונו) חזרה לקהילות בהן היא משרתת. חלקים ממודל 1-1-1 זה אומצו על ידי יותר מ־700 חברות, כולל גוגל. בניוף אף תקף את חבריו המילארדרים ש"אוגרים כסף" ולא נותנים לחברה[8].

בשנת 2007 הוועדה לעידוד פילנתרופיה ארגונית העניקה לבניוף את פרס הצטיינות בפילנתרופיה התאגידית ובשנת 2008 הזמינה אותו להיות חבר בדירקטוריון.

החל ממרץ 2016, Salesforce.com סיפקה יותר מ 115 מיליון דולר מענקים, 1.3 מיליון שעות התנדבות עובדים ומשמשת ב 28,000 עמותות עם טכנולוגיית Salesforce.

מארק בניוף ואשתו לין הוכרו בראש רשימת 50 הפילנתרופים הטובים ביותר של פורבס אמריקה בשנת 2015.

ביוני 2010 הם הודיעו על תרומה של 100 מיליון דולר לבית החולים UCSF לילדים במטרה לקדם את בריאות הילדים ברחבי העולם. בשנת 2014, מארק ולין בניוף תרמו 100 מיליון דולר נוספים לבית החולים UCSF ואוקלנד (שניהם מכונים כיום בתי חולים לילדים בניוף).

מארק ולין בניוף תרמו גם לארגון The Ocean Cleanup, ארגון ללא מטרות רווח המפתח טכנולוגיות בכדי להיפטר מהפלסטיק באוקיינוסים.

בניוף תמך בהילרי קלינטון לנשיאת ארצות הברית בבחירות לנשיאות 2016. https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%A8%D7%A7_%D7%91%D7%A0...

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Benioff

Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, a leading enterprise cloud computing company. As of March 2016, he owns approximately $3 billion worth of Salesforce shares. Benioff started Salesforce in March 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment and defined its mission as The End of Software®. He is “credited with turning the software industry on its head” by using the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed.”

He has long evangelized software as a service as the model that would replace traditional enterprise software. He is the creator of the term “platform as a service” and has extended Salesforce’s reach by allowing customers to build their own applications on the company’s architecture, or in the Salesforce cloud.

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, Salesforce.org has delivered more than $115 million in grants, 1.3 million employee volunteer hours and powered 28,000 nonprofits 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.

As CEO of Salesforce, he has used his platform to take on social causes such equal pay for women, as well as leading efforts by business leaders to publicly oppose legislation in Indiana and Georgia that would allow discrimination against LGBT communities.

He is the author of three books, including the national best seller, Behind the Cloud.

Early life and education

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.

Career

While still in high school Benioff sold his first application, How to Juggle, for $75. At 15 he founded Liberty Software, creating and selling games for the Atari 8-bit computer among others. Epyx published his King Arthur's Heir, The Nightmare, Escape from Vulcan's Isle, and Crypt of the Undead, and by 16 Benioff was earning royalties of $1,500 a month, enough to pay for college. During USC he had internships as an assembly language programmer at the Macintosh division of Apple Computer, where he was inspired by the company and its co-founder, Steve Jobs.

Benioff expected to continue programming after college, but USC professors advised him to obtain customer-oriented work experience and Benioff joined Oracle Corporation after graduation in a customer-service role. Prior to founding Salesforce, he was at Oracle for 13 years in a variety of executive positions in sales, marketing, and product development. At 23, he was named Oracle's Rookie of the Year and three years later he was promoted to vice president, the company's youngest person to hold that title.

Influence and honors

Benioff has been widely recognized for his visionary leadership and pioneering innovations. In 2016, he was named one of Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders for his commitment to equality for all and other social issues as CEO. He was also named Businessperson of the Year by Fortune readers, one of the Best CEOs in the World by Barron’s, and he received The Economist’s Innovation Award. He served as co-chairman of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 2003–2005. Benioff is also a member of the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees.

Salesforce has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies five years in a row by Forbes Magazine. Fortune Magazine named Salesforce as the World’s Most Admired Company in the software industry four years in a row, and named the company a Best Place to Work eight years in a row.

Benioff received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California on May 16, 2014.

Philanthropy

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 healthcare 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).

Benioff credits Mata Amritanandamayi with inspiring his philanthropic business models, stating "But the most pivotal meeting for me was with Mata Amritanandamayi... It was she who introduced me to the idea, and possibility, of giving back to the world while pursuing my career ambitions. I realized that I didn't have to make a choice between doing business and doing good. I could align these two values and strive to succeed at both simultaneously."

Platform for change

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.

In March 2015, Benioff announced Salesforce would cancel all employee programs and travel in the state of Indiana after the passing of SB 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a controversial bill which would allow companies and individuals to deny service to LGBT individuals based on religious beliefs. As the largest tech employer in Indiana (following the 2013 acquisition of ExactTarget) Benioff led a global effort of business leaders fighting back against the legislation, ultimately leading to the Indiana State Legislature passing an amendment to the bill containing protections for LGBT customers, tenants and employees.

Benioff led a similar movement in February 2016 against Georgia’s HB 757, the First Amendment Defense Act. He announced that Salesforce would reduce investments in Georgia and cancel an annual conference if the bill was passed as-is. A month later, the Governor vetoed the bill.

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.

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1964
September 25, 1964