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Billionaire Marc Benioff to buy TIME Magazine for $190 million

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Pro-democracy protester watches a cover photo of TIME magazine about Hong Kong protest event on his cellphone. (Photo by Kong Ng/Getty Images)

Salesforce co-founder, the billionaire Marc Benioff, has agreed to buy TIME Magazine for $190 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

TIME Magazine, which is known for its iconic red-bordered covers, was bought as a part of Time Inc. by Meredith Corp. just 8 months ago for $2.8 billion.

Meredith is also reportedly looking to offload other Time Inc. publications like Fortune and Sports Illustrated.

The Time editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, in a statement, shared that the team is excited to begin the new phase. He wrote:

On behalf of the entire TIME team, we are very excited to begin this next chapter in our history

We can’t imagine better stewards for TIME than Marc and Lynne Benioff. The team is inspired by their commitment to high-quality journalism and by their confidence in the work we have done to transform and expand the brand in new directions.

Benioff, too, on his Twitter, had praises for the magazine, describing it as a “treasure trove” of American “history and culture.

Photo Credit: Kong Ng/Getty Images

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