Media giant Meredith Corporation has agreed to sell TIME Magazine for $190 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Marc Benioff, co-founder of the cloud computing company Salesforce.com, and his wife Lynn Benioff are purchasing the publication, they confirmed to the Journal. The proposed sale to the Benioffs is expected to close within 30 days and will be unrelated to Salesforce.com.
They also told the newspaper that they won’t have any day-to-day influence over the magazine’s operations, nor will they have any journalistic input.
“We’re investing in a company with tremendous impact on the world, one that is also an incredibly strong business. That’s what we’re looking for when we invest as a family,” Marc Benioff told the newspaper.