Marc Benioff Wins The 2014 Crunchie For CEO Of The Year


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff had a whirlwind 2014 both professionally and personally and he’s capping it off with the Crunchie award for CEO of the Year.

Benioff made a $100 million donation to the UCSF Medical Center last year to help it build a new hospital that will bear Benioff’s name. The check was dubbed the “largest gift ever made” to the hospital by its operating organization.

The $100 million personal donation, however, paled next to the operating results of Salesforce, which helped to pioneer the software-as-a-service business model. The firm’s revenues have continuously expanded. In its most recent quarter, for example, Salesforce’s revenues totaled $1.383 billion, up 29 percent from the year prior. The company is worth north of $36 billion.

Moving from the digital to the concrete, in 2014 Salesforce picked up a significant lease in an upcoming tower in San Francisco in 2014 to occupy dozens of floors in the building. The total square…

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