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The Forbes 400 richest Americans of 2009 list ranks Lawrence Ellison 65, at a solid number 3 spot with a net worth of $28 billion. Larry Ellison is the sixth most richest man in the world.

Ellison along with colleagues, Robert Miner and Edward Oates founded the Oracle company in 1977 after working on a database project for the CIA.

According to, Oracle is the world’s leading supplier of software for information management, and the world’s second largest independent software company.

The Oracle company is a titan in the database software and server industry with a market cap of $126 billion. In addition to Oracle, Ellison has acquired 57 companies in the last 5 years. The most recent purchase was Sun Microsystems in January 2010 for $7.4 billion. Ellison also owns 52% of the of the business software company Netsuite.


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