co-founder of the American computer technology company Oracle Corporation.
Lawrence Joseph Ellison, commonly known as Larry Ellison, is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder and former CEO of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's largest software companies. He was born on August 17, 1944, in New York City, USA.
Ellison attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign but dropped out after his second year. He moved to California and worked odd jobs until he landed a position as a programmer at Amdahl Corporation, a computer manufacturer. In 1977, he founded Software Development Laboratories, which later became Oracle Corporation.
Under Ellison's leadership, Oracle became one of the most successful software companies in the world. He served as CEO of Oracle from its founding until 2014 and remained on the board of directors until 2020. During his tenure, Ellison oversaw the development of a number of innovative products and services, including the Oracle Database, which revolutionized the field of data management.
In addition to his work at Oracle, Ellison has been involved in a number of other ventures, including the development of the Hawaiian island of Lanai, which he purchased in 2012.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA