The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2013

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13. Marc Benioff

Founder, Chairman, CEO,

Unstoppable. That pretty much describes and the indefatigable Benioff.

Benioff, who started 14 years ago and built it into the world's No. 1 player in cloud computing and CRM, keeps pushing 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 and longtime rival Oracle and ERP as a service provider Workday.


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