Lawrence Joseph Ellison was born in August 1944 in New York, New York and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1962 until 1964, and later enrolled at the University of Chicago before dropping out. Reportedly, while still studying, Ellison worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance and Wells Fargo prior to starting his career at the information technology company Amdahl as a Programmer from 1967 to 1971. From 1973 to 1977, he was a Programmer at the digital storage systems supplier Ampex. ...Contact us to see more Biography
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Wing & A Prayer, where Ellison is an Owner, owns a 2011 Citation CJ4 business jet with the serial number 525C-0021 and registration number N417C. The company also owns a 2015 Gulfstream G-650 business jet with the serial number 6111 and registration number N817GS. The Wing Trust, an entity where Ellison is a Beneficiary owns a 40% of a 2005 Citation CJ3 business jet with the serial number 525B-0006 and registration number N525DE. Oracle Navigation, a subsidiary of Oracle owns a 2013 Challenger 605 business jet with the serial number 5934 and registration number N171CL. The company also owns a 2002 Global Express business jet with the serial number 9045 and registration number N17GX.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
Interests, Passion, Hobbies
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Nightlife
Description: Reportedly threw a party in San Francisco, California for the premiere of "The Wind Gods: 33rd America's Cup", a documentary, in May 2013.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Real Estate
Description: Reportedly invests in super-luxury properties in prime locations, for which he was described by the Wall Street Journal as "the U.S.' most avid trophy-home buyer."
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Mathematics
Description: From an early age, Ellison had shown a strong aptitude for mathematics and science.
Giving Profile: Founder, Chairman, President, and Director of the Lawrence Ellison Foundation. In 2014, the foundation had more than $8 million in assets and donated more than $23 million; primarily supports educational and healthcare causes. Top recipients include the American Federation for Aging Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jackson Laboratory, Marine Biological Laboratory, and Harvard Medical School. The foundation also donated more than $1.7 million to Burnham Institute and $1.1 million to the Center for Blood Research for health-related causes, and $1.8 million to the CDC Foundation to support community development. Other recipients include Baylor College of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, California Institute of Technology, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education. Ellison is also a Member of Warren Buffett's charity campaign, The Giving Pledge. In 2006, Ellison reportedly cancelled a $115 million donation to Harvard University after the President of the university stepped down. In January 2015, Ellison along with Peninsula Humane Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization based in California, reportedly planned to establish a wildlife breeding and rehabilitation center in Northern California aimed at helping endangered local species.Contact us to see more Philanthropy
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