Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Born: August 17, 1944

Nationality: American

Occupation: Businessman

Biography: Lawrence Joseph Larry Ellison is an American business magnate, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's leading enterprise software companies. As of 2012, he is the third wealthiest American citizen, with an estimated worth of $36.5 billion. The bulk of Ellison's fortune comes from his 22.5 percent stake in Oracle.

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Source/Notes: Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996), 4700
Source/Notes: Statement in 1999, as quoted in Oracle's Talking: Should You Be Listening? by Jeff Sweat in Information Week (7 February 2000)

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Source/Notes: On the previous managers of Sun after Oracles take-over, in Special Report: Can that guy in Ironman 2 whip IBM in real life? Reuters (12 May 2010)