⬅ # 4 Mark Zuckerberg|# 6 Larry Page

# 5 Larry Ellison 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/12/2024
-$2.2B (-1.52%)

# 5 Larry Ellison 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/12/2024
-$2.2B (-1.52%)
OccupationFounder and CTO, Oracle
Source of WealthOracle
ResidenceWoodside, California
Marital StatusIn Relationship
EducationDrop Out, University of Chicago; Drop Out, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$39.9B
Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison
United States
Net worth: $144B

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Lawrence Joseph Ellison was born on August 17, 1944, in New York City.
In 1977, Ellison co-founded Oracle Corporation, a pioneering software company that played a significant role in the development of relational database management systems.
Under Ellison's leadership, Oracle became a dominant force in the enterprise software market, providing solutions for database management, cloud services, and business applications.
In 1990, Oracle went public, and Ellison's wealth surged as the company's market presence expanded globally.
Ellison is known for his competitive spirit and strategic acquisitions, including the high-profile purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010, strengthening Oracle's position in hardware and software integration.
A yachting enthusiast, Ellison's team, Oracle Team USA, won the America's Cup multiple times, showcasing his passion for both technology and competitive sports.
Ellison has a reputation for his flamboyant lifestyle, including luxury real estate acquisitions, high-end car collections, and involvement in professional yacht racing.
In 2014, Ellison stepped down as Oracle's CEO but remained actively involved as the company's Chief Technology Officer, focusing on product development and innovation.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Larry Ellison?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.18% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Larry Ellison's net worth of $144B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 36.27% compared to 8.51% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Larry Ellison is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Larry Ellison, Oracle is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey