Lawrence Ellison

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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.

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