Native of New York City, New York, Ellison attended South Shore High School and later studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1962 until 1964, and the University of Chicago before dropping out. He started his career as a computer programmer for various companies including Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and Wells Fargo. In 1973, he joined Ampex as a Programmer. In 1976, he joined Precision Instruments, currently known as Omex, and served as Vice President of Research and Development. In 1977, Ellison and ...Contact us to see more Biography
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Ellison's overall personal property reportedly has a total of around 100 bathrooms.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
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Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Aviation
Description: Has a pilot's license and owns or has direct access to private planes.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Boating - Yachts
Description: Reportedly owns a 287-foot yacht, Musashi. Previously owned a 454 foot superyacht "Rising Sun" which was sold to David Geffen in 2010 for $300 million.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Sports - Cycling
Description: Reportedly likes mountain biking.
Giving Profile: Founder, Chairman, President and a Director of the Lawrence Ellison Foundation. In 2014, the foundation had more than $8 million in assets and donated more than $50 million in 2013; primarily supports organizations that research aging and global infectious diseases. Major recipients include the American Federation for Aging Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jackson Laboratory, Marine Biological Laboratory, and Harvard Medical School, among others. 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 caused; $1.8 million to the CDC Foundation for 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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