Lawrence (Larry) J. Ellison and Adoption
US software executive
Ellison was adopted by a Jewish family and raised in Chicago. Although he nevergraduated from college, with two others, he founded the Oracle Corporation in 1977,developing computer database software. He turned his initial investment of $1,200into a fortune of $7 billion, making him one of the richest men in the world.
He isalso on the board of Steven Jobs' Apple Computers. [Last updated: 14 AUG 1999]
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