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Larry Ellison

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's ... More »Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's leading enterprise software companies. As of 2011, he is the third wealthiest American citizen, with an estimated worth of $33 billion. Larry Ellison was born in the Bronx, New York City to Florence Spellman, an unwed 19-year-old. Ellison's biological father was an Italian-American U.S. Air Force pilot, who was stationed abroad before Spellman realized that she had become pregnant by him. After Larry Ellison contracted pneumonia at the age of nine months, his mother determined that she was unable to care for him adequately, and arranged for him to be adopted by her aunt and uncle in Chicago. Lillian Spellman Ellison and Louis Ellison adopted him when he was nine months old. Lillian was the second wife of Louis Ellison, an immigrant who had arrived in the United States in 1905 from Russia. Larry Ellison did not meet his biological mother again... [ Wikipedia ]

Still No. 1, and Doing What He Wants

It is even better to be Larry Ellison. Most of us spend much of our lives thinking that we should do the right thing, or worrying that we didn’t do the right thing, or trying at long last to finally do the right thing. Mr. Ellison, the fifth-richest person in the world and the ...

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Extravagant CEO pay doesn't reflect performance – it's all about status

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, shows his 'predator instincts' and raises the America's Cup trophy in September 2013. Photograph: Monica M. Davey/EPA Even American eyes are starting to pop at the sheer extravagance of executive pay. Last week, the New York Times published its annual league ...

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Who are Silicon Valley's biggest earners?

Oracle's Larry Ellison tops the list for chief executive pay packets. Photograph: Andy Watts/REX Despite earning just $1 in base salary, Oracle’s chief executive Larry Ellison is one of the Valley's more ostentatious executives, frequently featuring in the top paid chief ...

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Paul Allen Sells Malibu Home To Les Moonves

David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Eli Broad, and Larry Ellison all own property here, with Ellison owning as many as a dozen. ...

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OracleVoice: 5 Ways Chief HR Officers Can Impact The Bottom Line

In his keynote, Oracle Oracle CEO Larry Ellison asserted that the modern HR department’s efforts to find the right people, retain them, and help them grow professionally is essential for business success. “Engineers are very important in terms of building the products. But who finds the ...

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Warriors' new arena plan leaves future of Piers 30-32 hanging

Also on Lee's watch, billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in 2012 walked away from a development rights deal for Piers 30-32 as part of San Francisco hosting its first America's Cup regatta. Lee's political clout, though, hasn't taken a hit from his close association with the Warriors' ...

The Wood Whisperer

Frank Pollaro, exotic wood whisperer, ultra-high-end furniture maker to everyone from Steinway & Sons to Larry Ellison, can point to the moment when his fledgling New Jersey company caught a rocket: It was the day in 1995 when New York architect Charles Gwathmey introduced him to music ...

The Places To Stay Now (PHOTOS) | Departures Magazine

—Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder and CEO of the luxury travel outfitter Indagare Photo: © Cresto Ranch See More Places to Stay NowIt was just last summer that billionaire Larry Ellison snapped up 98 percent of Lanai, Hawaii’s sixth-largest island. And this summer, the plans for the Oracle ...

Opinion: Why middle class can't afford rents

The 138-meter (453-foot) yacht "Rising Sun" was purchased by Larry Ellison of Oracle, who has been one of the nation's highest-paid executives. From the 1990s on, CEO compensation greatly outpaced the average compensation of workers. Home construction in Inverness, Illinois, in 2006. ...

The cool factor

Ergo, Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, Jeff Bezos (I know, Seattle), Larry Ellison, Sheryl Sandberg, and none of their fellow geeks are on the cool list -- or even the alt list. To be fair to the current Silicon Valley crowd, neither is Henry Ford or Warren Buffett or even an iconoclast ...

The ruble stops here

Certainly as strong as Warren Buffett's as the Smartest Guy in the Game and right up there with Larry Ellison's 800-Pound Gorilla too. The only competitor he might have at this point in terms of international brand recognition is Monsieur Hollande of France, for more comical if equally ...

Everything you need to know about Bill Clinton’s Social Security ID card proposal. And why it won’t...

" Oracle CEO Larry Ellison offered to donate technology for national ID cards in 2001, but the idea died after many congressional hearings. The 9/11 Commission recommended that Congress legislate a national ID card. In 2010, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) ...

C.E.O. Pay Goes Up, Up and Away!

) Topping the list, as he often has, was Larry Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, who, despite being the world’s fifth-wealthiest person, raked in an additional $78.4 million in 2013, a combination of cash, stock and stock options. That was more than twice as much as the second and ...

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Pity the Poor Exorbitantly-Paid CEOs | Robert J. Elisberg

85 percent of the non-executive Oracle shareholders have twice voted against the pay of Larry Ellison, who made $96 million in 2011 and $77 million in 2012. But boards are permitted to ignore shareholder votes on pay, and that is what Ellison's board has done. If Ellison is ...

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Obscenely high CEO salaries are stark marker of U.S. wealth gap

That’s 2 or 3 thousand dollars more than poor Larry Ellison brings in -- but Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp., earns it in an hour. There’s nothing that illustrates the vast and growing wealth gap in America more starkly than a list of the incomes enjoyed by the top business ...

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San Diego on short list to host next America's Cup

San Francisco Bay provided a stunning backdrop for the 34th America’s Cup in September, when Oracle Team USA, owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison, staged one of the greatest comebacks in sports to beat Emirates Team New Zealand. However, America’s Cup officials are unhappy that ...

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Officials take ferry to first meeting since crash

The fund was set up by Pulama Lanai, billionaire technology entrepreneur Larry Ellison's management company for Lanai. Lanai is part of Maui County, and it is common for county officials to travel frequently between the islands via plane or ferry...

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Can You Name the Highest Paid CEO in Illinois? Business Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, IL Patch

Nationally, the highest paid chief executives were Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp. and Elon Musk of Telsa Motors Inc., who were paid $78,440,657 and $78,150,010, respectively. Here are the top 15 CEO salaries in Illinois: Sandeep Mathrani, General Growth Properties Inc, $22,102,608 (2013) ...

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