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Mark Benioff, Salesforce’s founder, chairman and co-CEO, said he’s targeting $20 billion in sales by 2022 in an interview with CNBC. Salesforce had $10.48 billion in sales in 2018, nearly a 25% increase from 2017. In March, Salesforce acquired MuleSoft, a tech company that allows developers to connect different apps together, in a deal valued at $6.5 billion. The calendar might have just flipped to 2019, but Salesforce’s Mark Benioff already has expectations for 2022. The founder, chairman and co-CEO of the San Francisco-based software company said he’s targeting $20 billion in sales for 2022 in an interview with CNBC. Salesforce had $10.48 billion in sales in 2018, a 24.88% uptick from 2017. Read more: The rise of Marc Benioff, the bombastic Salesforce CEO who's buying up Time Magazine for $190 million Benioff’s goal for 2022 is roughly on par with the growth of the company’s sales in recent years. Since 2014, Salesforce has increased sales by over 106%. However, the company had a volatile end to 2018. After Salesforce stock reached a company-high of $160 per share in September, its value dropped nearly 24% in the ensuing months. Still, Salesforce shares jumped 5% after the company offered a ‘beat and raise’ in its third-quarter earnings report at the end of November. Salesforce shares are currently valued at $137.96. A key part of Salesforce’s continued growth will be MuleSoft, which it acquired last year for a deal valued at $6.5 billion. MuleSoft offers cloud services, like Salesforce, to allow developers to connect different apps together. SEE ALSO: Salesforce has lost nearly 24% of its value since September — here's why Wall Street has high hopes for its Tuesday earnings report Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: The equity chief at $6.3 trillion BlackRock weighs in on the trade war, a possible recession, and offers her best investing advice for a tricky 2019 landscape