Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in 2001.Eric Risberg/AP
It seems like Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff never leaves the spotlight.
Here's how Benioff, with a net worth of $3.9 billion, worked his way up to the national stage from humble origins.
His father, Russell Benioff, owned a local department store in San Francisco.
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While in high school, Benioff sold his first app — software called "How To Juggle" for the TRS-80 Model 1 computer — to a computer magazine for $75.