Larry Ellison Quotes (40 quotes)
“When I started Oracle, what I wanted to do was to create an environment where I would enjoy working. That was my primary goal. Sure, I wanted to make a living. I certainly never expected to become rich, certainly not this rich. I mean, rich does not even describe this. This is surreal.”
Smithsonian Institution Oral and Visual Histories, Oral History Interview with Lawrence Ellison (24 October 1995)
Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996), 4700
article in The Wall Street Journal (5 March 1998)
“If the Internet turns out not to be the future of computing, we're toast. But if it is, we're golden.”
Statement in 1999, as quoted in Oracle's Talking: Should You Be Listening? by Jeff Sweat in Information Week (7 February 2000)
“Twenty minutes compared to never, that's a lot. Our customer, the Central Intelligence Agency, would get very upset somebody looks in their database.”
As quoted in Ellison: Oracle remains unbreakable CNN (21 January 2002)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLarry Ellison
Born: August 17, 1944 (age 74)
Bio: 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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