13. Marc Benioff
Founder, Chairman, CEO, Salesforce.com
Unstoppable. That pretty much describes Salesforce.com and the indefatigable Benioff.
Benioff, who started Salesforce.com 14 years ago and built it into the world's No. 1 player in cloud computing and CRM, keeps pushing Salesforce.com to ever-greater heights.The company, which continues to grow at an amazing 30-plus percent, is poised to deliver its first-ever $1 billion quarter.
Benioff continues to put the pressure on competitors with big deals including the $2.5 billion acquisition of cloud marketing platform provider ExactTarget and social media marketing platform Buddy Media for $689 million in cash and stock. And if that isn't enough, Benioff has deepened the ties and integration between Salesforce.com and longtime rival Oracle and ERP as a service provider Workday.