May the Salesforce Be With You
A PASSIONATE Star Wars fan, Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Beniof surrounds himself with figurines of R2-D2, Princess Leia and Darth Maul. Robotic toy horses, Mr. Potato Head and a monstersize stufed Sully complete the billionaire’s whimsical menagerie, housed in his third-floor corner ofce overlooking San Francisco’s Embarcadero and its iconic Ferry Building. It’s a far cry from the small apartment where he launched Salesforce in 1999, with servers stashed in a closet. His success has sparked his charitable side: Beniof and his wife, Lynne, have given some $200 million to numerous causes.