Ellison, Lawrence J. (Larry)

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1944-

US software executive

Ellison was adopted by a Jewish family and raised in Chicago. Although he nevergraduated from college, with two others, he founded the Oracle Corporation in 1977,developing computer database software. He turned his initial investment of $1,200into a fortune of $7 billion, making him one of the richest men in the world.

He isalso on the board of Steven Jobs' Apple Computers.
[Last updated: 14 AUG 1999]

References:

Who's Who in America, 1999Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia, 1993-97
Wilson, Mike. The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: Inside OracleCorporation. (New York: William Morrow & Company, 1997)
Todd, Richard. "Who Me, Rich?," Worth (September 1997). Also available at:http://www.worth.com/articles/Z9709F01.html [Last visited: 14 August 1999]
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