Born to an unwed Jewish mother and an Italian American US Army Air Corps, Larry Ellison did not have a fairytale childhood at all. Unable to raise him properly, his mother gave him to her aunt for adoption at the age of just 9 years. Larry had a severe bout with pneumonia at that time. His adoptive father was a Government Employee who lost all his earnings in the Great Depression.
Raised in a Reformed Jewish home, Larry respected people who believed in religion even though he did not believe in that stuff at all. A dropout from the University of Illinois-Champaign, Larry completed his education at the University of Chicago. This was his first tryst with computer designing.
Larry realized that his heart was with computers. At Amadhi Corporation and Ampex Corporation, he learned the ropes of the trade. One of the projects done by him was preparing a database for the CIA. He named it ‘Oracle’.
The year 1977 saw him venture into the business arena when he founded Software Development Laboratories along with two other friends with an initial capital of $2000. This company was rechristened ‘Oracle Systems Corporation’ in 1982. This company had its share of near bankruptcies before ruling the regional database market along with Sybase, Informix and Microsoft.
The years 1994 to 2010 was the golden period for Larry Ellison and Oracle as they acquired Sun Microsystems and expanded their grip on their domain. Larry has the power of being the CEO of the company until 2014 after which he assumed the post of The Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer.
Imagine a person starting a company with a meager sum of $2000 ending up as the seventh wealthiest man in the world in February 2017 with a net worth of $55 billion, according to Forbes. This is a true rages to riches story.
Is It Possible For You?
The answer to that question is yes. All you must do is get educated on the industry you will like to become affiliated with. Luckily for you, there are organizations of experts who offer free reports to help those who are in need of some information on how to multiply their income like how Larry did.
Obviously, there are a lot of resources of the internet, but the main thing to take away is the proper method on how to capitalize on the right investment.