Marc Benioff wanted everyone to know the statue was “a very, very big deal”. The software billionaire, a lover of all things Hawaiian, spent $7.5 million at auction in late 2017 for a centuries-old carving of the war god Ku, and made a show of donating it to a museum in Honolulu last spring.
Hawaii has shaped Benioff’s spiritual beliefs, and he framed the donation as a way of giving back to the community, saying...
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