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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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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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Social media evangelist clashes with Oracle culture

" Business Insider noticed Rowley's tweet and wrote a story poking fun at Hurd and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's lack of tweets. In fact, Hurd was not even following his boss on Twitter. "Oracle President Mark Hurd joins Twitter, and he already has almost as many tweets as Larry ...

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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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Bloomberg briefing /

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Oracle's Larry Ellison and Microsoft's Bill Gates each gave up more than $1 billion in four days of trading, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Ten of the rich are co-founders, executives or backers of Facebook. Investors have ...

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Kawakami: Joe Lacob has interest in A's, sources say

As I always say: He outmaneuvered Larry Ellison for the Warriors when Ellison really wanted to buy the Warriors, so I never put anything beyond a guy who can do that. Again, here's what Lacob sent to me via email back in December when I asked specifically about his interest in the ...

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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 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.) ...

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 ...

This Hidden Big Data Play Beats Estimates (VRNT)

Overall, Oracle didn't report impressive results in its third quarter (new software licenses and cloud subscriptions came in below the mid-point of guidance), but on the conference call, Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison, spoke bullishly of data analytics: Our data analytics business is going ...

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Wild Cards: Tennis' Free Lunch May Cause Indigestion

Delray Beach doesn’t have the war chest that Larry Ellison’s Indian Wells has, nor does it attract the same attention and foot traffic. Wild cards could provide another way for a small tournament to gain more traction with fans and the marketplace, if a tournament were willing to ...

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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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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America’s Cup 2017: Sir Ben Ainslie waiting on AC35 format before decision to mount British challen...

Estimates on the defence budget at computer mogul Larry Ellison’s Oracle start at the eye-watering and rise to the astronomical. It will, to say the least, be adequate. The Kiwis are in the midst of appointing a new board to Emirates Team New Zealand. The government has already put in ...

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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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