Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is what you might call a “woke CEO”: He recently led a group of CEOs and business leaders in opposing state legislation that discriminated against LGBTQ communities, and instituted a company-wide salary assessment to ensure that men and women were being paid equally for comparable work.
He also reached the $10 billion mark faster than any other enterprise software company. A 35-year veteran of the software industry — he worked 13 years at Oracle, and before that, at Apple — Benioff is one of the pioneers of cloud computing, founding Salesforce in 1999 with a cloud-based technology model, a pay-as-you-go business model and an integrated corporate philanthropy model.
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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.