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    CEO and Chairman
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In addition to leading his cloud-based software company to its first annual profit since 2011 last year, Benioff has stepped up his activism for LGBT rights. He was instrumental in getting Indiana to nix a law allowing businesses to discriminate against gay customers—and thanked the state by promising it 800 new jobs. Benioff took the same tack to pressure Georgia into vetoing a similar bill in 2016, then persuaded several firms to cancel expansion in North Carolina after that state adopted its anti-­transgender bathroom law.