Larry Ellison Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Lawrence Joseph Ellison was born on 17 August 1944, in Manhattan, New York City USA, to an unmarried Jewish-American mother and Italian-American father. Larry  is an entrepreneur as well as an investor, perhaps best known for co-founding the multinational computer technology corporation “Oracle” in 1977 with Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

So just how rich is Larry Ellison? Actually he is ranked third richest in the United States and fifth in the world on the list compiled by “Forbes” magazine as of late 2015. According to sources, in 2014 alone Larry earned compensations from “Oracle” which amounted to almost$2 million, and his total net worth is now estimated at over $51.9 billion, which he has accumulated through his business ventures. As a billionaire, Larry Ellison has various assets, numerous properties in Malibu including his own home valued at $37 million, and his Lake Tahoe Estate, which cost him $20.3 million, as well as a house in Rhode Island, which cost $10.5 million.

Larry Ellison Net Worth $51.9 Billion

Ellison studied at Eugene Field Elementary School, and later continued his studies at the Roger C. Sullivan High School. Upon his graduation, he enrolled in the University of Illinois, but dropped-out after two years, briefly taking courses at the University of Chicago, but failing to finish them also. One of his first jobs was at an information technology company called “Amdahl Corporation”, founded by Gene Amdahl, which he left in order to join an electronics company called “Ampex Corporation”, where he began developing the “Oracle” project. Initially, “Oracle” was developed as a database for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Inspired by his project, Ellison founded his own company entitled “Software Development Laboratories”, which changed its name during the years until it became known as “Oracle Systems Corporation”. Ellison served as the CEO of the company from its foundation, yet he stepped down from the position in 2014, and instead became the chief technology officer (CTO). Considered to be one of the largest software makers, “Oracle Corporation” produces and develops database technologies, such as “Berkeley DB” and “MySQL”, middleware software products, and various business applications. In 2010, “Oracle Corporation” acquired “Sun Microsystems” company, which specialized in computer services. The total sum of the purchase amounted to $7 billion. Currently, Larry Ellison serves as the CTO and chairman of the company, of which Jeff Henley is the chairman, while Safra Catz and Mark Hurd – hired after he was fired from Hewlett-Packard – serve as co-CEOs.

Aside from “Oracle Corporation”, Ellison has purchased stakes in various other companies, including a biotechnology company called “Astex Therapeutics”, a global cloud computing company “Salesforce.com”, and a software company called “NetSuite”.

In addition, in 2010 Larry Ellison appeared in a minor role in Jon Favreau’s superhero film “Iron Man 2” with Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow.

In his personal life, Lary Elison has been married four times. firstly to Adda Quinn(1967-74). Second was Nancy Wheeler Jenkins(1977-1978) – they married six months before Ellison founded Software Development Laboratories, but on divorce Wheeler gave up any claim on her husband’s company for $500. Third was Barbara Boothe(1983-86); they had two children, David and Megan, who are film producers at Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures, respectively. Lastly as far as is known was Melanie Craft, a romance novelist, from 2003 – at his Woodside estate with Ellison’s late friend Steve Jobs, former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Inc the official wedding photographer – and Representative Tom Lantos officiated. They divorced in 2010.

 

 

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 17, 1944
Birth place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession:Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Investor
Education:University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Chicago
Nationality:American
Spouse:Adda Quinn (1967-1974), Nancy Wheeler Jenkins (1977-1978), Barbara Boothe (1983-1986)
Children:Megan Ellison, David Ellison
Awards:Fred D. Thompson Award of Distinction (2004 (2004), AFAR), Entrepreneur of the Year (Harvard Business School (Harvard Business School), 1990), Science Applications International Corporation Information Technology Leadership Award (Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian Institution), 1994)
Movies:“Iron Man 2” (2010)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father of film producers David Ellison and Megan Ellison.
2In 2004, Forbes reported his net worth at around $13.7 billion, making him one of the 10 richest people in the U.S.
3In 1977, with $2000, he founded the company Software Development Laboratories. It was later renamed Oracle after the flagship product Oracle database.
4Dropped out of University of Chicago. He had an early aptitude for mathematics, and worked for Ampex Corporation. One of his projects was a database for the CIA, which he named "Oracle".
5He was born out of wedlock to a 19-year-old girl, and was raised by her aunt.


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iron Man 22010Larry Ellison

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wind Gods2013DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur2013DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - BMW Oracle Owner
Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires1996TV Movie documentaryHimself (founder and president, Oracle)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eamonn and Ruth: How the Other Half Lives2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2014TV SeriesHimself
Bloomberg Game Changers2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Co-Founder, Oracle Corporation

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