CEO of Salesforce.com (CRM)
Net worth: $2.1 billion
Marc Benioff started Salesforce.com in 1999 with the goal of putting traditional business software on the Web, giving enterprises more flexibility at a lower price. His battle cry "the end of software" turned the industry on its head and opened the doors for the Web-based SaaS products we see today from Google and others. Salesforce.com stock has doubled in the past year as revenues grew by 27 percent to $1.6 billion. Benioff and company expect to surpass the $2 billion revenue mark in the next fiscal year. Benioff doesn't keep it all in the family though: He's made large charitable donations a priority.
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