The bulk of Ellison's fortune comes from his 23.5 percent stake in Oracle, the world's largest database company. He also owns a 49 percent stake in NetSuite, as well as an interest in educational software maker LeapFrog Enterprises. He has an estimated $4 billion in cash and other assets, including numerous real estate properties.
The doors of Larry Ellison’s waterfront hangar on San Francisco Bay slide open and more than a dozen men in hard hats roll out the billionaire’s latest technological marvel. Built to defend the America’s Cup starting here on Sept. 7, Oracle Team USA 17 is a catamaran named after the company that made Ellison the eighth-richest person on the planet.
Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison testified that he considered making a smartphone with its Java programming language before suing Google Inc. for using parts of Java in its Android software.
Oracle Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison , who has said the new head of rival Hewlett-Packard Co. oversaw “industrial espionage” while he was at SAP AG, will testify Nov. 8 at a trial between Oracle and SAP, a lawyer said in court.