Larry Ellison, the Oracle man is another billionaire college dropout. We cover Bill Gates last week who’s the founder of Microsoft. Like Gates, Larry also dropped also dropped out of college. Larry who’s the co-founder and CEO of Oracle, a software giant. Ellison is the 3rd richest American who’s worth $27 billion and listed on Forbes list of billionaires as the #14 richest person in the world as of August 29, 2008.
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Larry was an adopted child grew up in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. He’s 64 and was born August 17, 1944. Ellison left the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the end of his second year, after not taking his final exams because his adoptive mother had just died. After spending a summer in Northern California where he lived with his friend; he attended the University of Chicago for one term, where he first encountered computer designing. At 20 years of age, he moved to northern California permanently. Bye bye college!
Being one of the world’s richest man, Ellison is known for his extravagant lifestyle. He owns many exotic cars, aircrafts including fighter jets also many residential properties. As for marriages, he’s done it four times, currently he’s married to his wife since December 2003.
What do you think? College makes you smarter? I dunno but it could land you a job easier than without it.