Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants the White House to become the next Googleplex.
The billionaire software tycoon nudged Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin take a stab at politics now that they’ve left the search giant’s parent company.
“How about Page/Brin 2020?” Benioff said on Twitter Tuesday as he congratulated Google CEO Sundar Pichai on his new role as Alphabet’s chief executive.
“Exciting to see the new era begin. Well deserved promotion!” Benioff wrote.
Pichai will keep his Google gig and take over for both Page and Brin, who left their respective roles as Alphabet’s CEO and president but will remain on the company’s board of directors. Alphabet became Google’s parent in 2015 as part of a corporate restructuring.
Neither of Google’s co-founders have expressed White House ambitions, and Page is said to have focused most of his attention in recent years on flying cars and trying to stop human aging.
Pichai replied that Benioff should consider his own presidential bid — even though he’s said he would never run for office.
“More likely Benioff 2020,” Pichai tweeted, adding a smiley face.
The Salesforce founder has a net worth of about $7 billion. That’s a paltry sum compared to Page and Brin, who are worth $62.7 billion and $60.9 billion, respectively.