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LARRY ELLISON CEO and Co-Founder of Oracle Corporation D Karthik

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LARRY ELLISONCEO and Co-Founder of Oracle Corporation D Karthik

Larry Ellison

CONTENTSEarly life Education Career Beliefs Interests Philanthropy Future goals

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Larry Ellison

EARLY LIFE

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison was born in August 17, 1944, in New York city to Florence Spellman. Father unknown.

Adopted by Lillian Spellman Ellison and Louis Ellison. Independent and rebellious and often clashed with his adoptive father.2

Larry Ellison

EDUCATION

Bright but inattentive student.

Science student of the year at the University of Illinois. Left the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign at the end of his second year.

Attended the University of Chicago for one term. Learned the rudiments of computer programming in Chicago.3

Larry Ellison

CAREER

Moved to California in 1965. For 8 years, bounced from job to job. Technician for Fireman's Fund and Wells Fargo bank. Programmer at Amdahl Corporation.

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Larry Ellison

CAREER

Co-founded SDL in 1977. A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks" by Edgar F. ("Ted") Codd. Relational Software Inc., RDBMS project for the CIA. Code name : Oracle5

Larry Ellison

Under Ellison's leadership, Oracle became a pioneer in providing business applications over the Internet.

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Larry Ellison

ACQUISITIONS

Oracle spent more than $25 billion in only three years. Acquired 57 companies in 5 years. The first major acquisition was PeopleSoft. Acquired retail software developer Retek and competitor Siebel Systems. Acquired Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. Oracle is now the world's largest business software company. y supplying all 100 of the Fortune Global 100.7

Larry Ellison

WEALTHin billions $50 $45 $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10 $5 $0 47

Wealth over the years

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QUOTES

When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts

The most important aspect of my personality, as far as determining my success goes, has been my questioning conventional wisdom, doubting the experts and questioning authority. While that can be very painful in relationships with your parents and teachers, it's enormously useful in life

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Larry Ellison

INTERESTS

I think after a certain amount I'm going to give almost everything I have to charity. Because what else can you do with it? You can't spend it, even if you try. I've been trying

Cars Sailing Fighter jets10

Larry Ellison

PHILANTHROPY

Ellison is one of the 57 billionaires who has signed "The Giving Pledge".

The 2004 Forbes listy

Ellison had donated $151,092,103 in the preceding year

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1% of his estimated personal wealth.11

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FUTURE GOALS

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REFERENCES

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Ellison http://www.oracle.com/ http://billionaires.forbes.com/topic/lawrence_ellison http://www.bonniepowell.com/ellison.html http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ell0bio-113

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