Lawrence Ellison

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Lawrence Ellison'

Born in 1944, Lawrence (Larry) Ellison has been the Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation since founding it in 1977. Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company, which as of 2010 employed up to 110,000 people worldwide.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Lawrence Ellison'

Lawrence Ellison is one of the world's richest billionaires and is an active philanthropist. Known for his extravagant lifestyle, Ellison is an avid sailboat racer and pilot, and owns many exotic cars.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Business Model

    The plan implemented by a company to generate revenue and make ...
  2. Philanthropy

    Charitable giving to human causes on a large scale. Philanthropy ...
  3. Business

    1. An organization or enterprising entity engaged in commercial, ...
  4. Entrepreneur

    An individual who, rather than working as an employee, runs a ...
  5. Merger

    The combining of two or more companies, generally by offering ...
  6. Donation-based Crowd Funding

    Donation-based crowdfunding is a way to source money for a project ...
Related Articles
  1. Entrepreneurship

    6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    Millionaires think differently. Not just about money, about everything.
  2. Entrepreneurship

    Are You An Entrepreneur?

    Many people want to start a business, but not everyone has what it takes to succeed.
  3. Entrepreneurship

    The Giants Of Finance: Andrew Carnegie

    Though not as well-remembered as some of his contemporaries, Andrew Carnegie's legacy is strong and moralistic.
  4. Personal Finance

    How To Make Your First $1 Million

    It is easier to become a millionaire now than at any time before. While you won't be buying islands, it is still a goal worth shooting for.
  5. Entrepreneurship

    How can I become a venture capitalist?

    Find out what it takes to become a venture capitalist, and read about some of the primary attributes private equity firms look for in a potential hire.
  6. Entrepreneurship

    How do ridesharing companies like Uber make money?

    Discover the services a transportation company such as Uber provides and how the premiere ridesharing company operates and makes money.
  7. Entrepreneurship

    How Steve Jobs Changed The World

    As an innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs’s accomplishments can be held on a pedestal with the likes of Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
  8. Investing

    A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  9. Professionals

    Understanding Interpersonal Skills

    Interpersonal skills are the social skills people use to interact effectively with other people. A lack of good interpersonal skills may lead to unsuccessful personal relationships, as well as ...
  10. Investing News

    The 5 Wealthiest People in Mexico

    Most people in the know have heard of Carlos Slim and his massive fortune. But what about Mexico's other richest people?

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Command Economy

    A system where the government, rather than the free market, determines what goods should be produced, how much should be ...
  2. Prospectus

    A formal legal document, which is required by and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that provides details ...
  3. Treasury Bond - T-Bond

    A marketable, fixed-interest U.S. government debt security with a maturity of more than 10 years. Treasury bonds make interest ...
  4. Weight Of Ice, Snow Or Sleet Insurance

    Financial protection against damage caused to property by winter weather specifically, damage caused if a roof caves in because ...
  5. Weather Insurance

    A type of protection against a financial loss that may be incurred because of rain, snow, storms, wind, fog, undesirable ...
  6. Portfolio Turnover

    A measure of how frequently assets within a fund are bought and sold by the managers. Portfolio turnover is calculated by ...
Trading Center