Larry Ellison – Founder of Oracle – Life, Wealth, Business

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Larry Ellison

CTO And Founder, Oracle

Net worth in 2022: $ 87.5 billion

Personal Stats

Age : 78 in 2022

Birth: August 17th 1944 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Source of Wealth: software, Self Made

Citizenship United States

Residence: Lanai, Hawaii

Children: 2

Salary: $41.5 million

Education: Drop Out, University of Chicago; Drop Out, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Known for: founder of software company Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

Height: 1,91m (6 ft 3 in)

Weight: 187 Ib (85kg)

Eye Color: Brown Dark

Hair Color: Brown Dark

Zodiac sign: Leo

Religion: Jewish

Hobbies: Playing Golf and Tennis

Interesting facts:

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  • Larry Ellison was adopted when he was nine months old.
  • Larry Ellison has never met his biological father.
  • Larry Ellison never finished college. 
  • Lawrence Joseph Ellison is Jewish. 
  • Larry Ellison has been married four times
  • Ellison is also known for his lavish spending. For example, he bought 98% of Lana island for $300 million.
  • Larry’s second wife was Nancy Wheeler Jenkins. 
  • Larry Ellison doesn’t owe his youthful look to plastic surgery.
  • In an open letter, Larry Ellison promised to donate 95% of his wealth. 
  • Larry Ellison’s first job was for Ampex Corporation. 
  • Larry Ellison became a millionaire at the age of 42.
  • As of January 2022, Larry Ellison’s net worth is over $100 billion.


  • Larry Ellison was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1990.
  • Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, 1997
  • In 2013, Ellison was inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame
  • In 2019, the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC honored Ellison with the first Rebels With A Cause Award in recognition of the generous support through the years 


  • Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle – 2003

Larry Ellison $1 Billion Real Estate Portfolio:

  • Newport, Rhode Island , bought for $10.5 million (2010)                    
  • Lake Tahoe, bought for $35.8 million (2018)
  • Lanai, invested $500 million
  • Carbon Beach, bought for $48 million (2017)
  • Woodside, bought for $200 million (2012)
  • San Francise, valued at $20 million 
  • Porcuoine Creek, bought for $43 million 
  • Palm Beach, bought for $17.5 million

Cars Collection:

  • Lexus LS 600h L
  • Audi R8
  • McLaren F1
  • Lexus LFA

Jet Collection:

  • Owns two MiG-29


  • “Life’s a journey. It’s a journey about discovering limits.” – Larry Ellison
  • “I believe people have to follow their dreams—I did.” – Larry Ellison
  • “When you live your life in different ways, it makes people around you become uncomfortable. So deal with it. They don’t know what you are going to do.” – Larry Ellison
  • “You have to act and act now.” – Larry Ellison
  • “If you do everything that everyone else does in business, you’re going to lose. The only way to really be ahead is to ‘be different’.” – Larry Ellison
  • “When I do something, it is all about self-discovery. I want to learn and discover my own limits.” – Larry Ellison
  • “When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.” – Larry Ellison
  • “You realize that life is short and fragile; and when you are facing walls of water, you understand your own mortality can change and how quickly things could change.” – Larry Ellison
  • “You have to believe in what you do in order to get what you want.” – Larry Ellison
  • “Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.” – Larry Ellison

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