Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

CTO & Executive Chairman at Oracle

Personal Stats

NameLarry Ellison
Net Worth $137 Billion

About Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is a prominent American entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the co-founder and former CEO of Oracle Corporation, a leading enterprise software company. Ellison is known for his entrepreneurial spirit, aggressive business tactics, and flamboyant lifestyle. He has a passion for yachting, winning the America's Cup in 2010, and has made significant investments in real estate and sports. His influence extends beyond Oracle; Ellison has invested in various other companies and ventures, shaping technology and business landscapes globally.

Businesses Owned

  • Oracle
  • Oracle Team USA
  • F50 League LLC
  • Ellison Medical Foundation
  • Oracle Cloud Platform
  • Lania Holdings LLC

Early Life

Larry Ellison fought all the odds to build himself up.

  • Larry Ellison was born on August 17, 1944, in New York City, to a single mother. 
  • He was raised by his aunt and uncle in Chicago. 
  • Ellison showed an early interest in technology and mathematics, but he struggled academically in school due to dyslexia, which was not diagnosed until later in life.
  • After high school, Ellison attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago, but he did not graduate from either institution. 
  • In 1977, Ellison co-founded Software Development Laboratories (SDL) with two colleagues, which later became Oracle Corporation.


Ellison's personal life has been notably private, although he has been married multiple times.

  • His first marriage was to Adda Quinn, which ended in divorce.
  • He then married Nancy Wheeler Jenkins briefly.
  • His third marriage was to Barbara Boothe, a former Oracle employee, which also ended in divorce.
  • His fourth marriage was to Melanie Craft, a romance novelist, which ended in 2010.
  • Ellison has two well-known children, Megan Ellison, and David Ellison, from his marriage to Barbara Boothe. 
  • Megan Ellison is a prominent film producer and founder of Annapurna Pictures, known for producing critically acclaimed films like Zero Dark Thirty, Sausage Party, and Her. 
  • David Ellison is a film producer and founder of Skydance Media, a prominent entertainment company, producing movies like Mission Impossible 7, Jack Reacher, and Top Gun: Maverick to name a few.

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