Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American representative, business visionary, and donor who is fellow benefactor, official administrator and boss innovation officer of Oracle Corporation. As of June 2018, he was recorded by Forbes magazine as the fifth-wealthiest individual in the United States and as the eighth-wealthiest on the planet, with a fortune of $54.5 billion.

Ellison was born in New York City and experienced childhood in Chicago. He learned at the University of Illinois at Urbana– Champaign and the University of Chicago without graduating before moving to California in 1966. While working at Ampex in the mid 1970s, he moved toward becoming affected by Edgar F. Codd’s exploration on social database outline, which drove in 1977 to the arrangement of what progressed toward becoming Oracle. Prophet turned into a fruitful database merchant to mid-and low-go frameworks, rivaling Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server, which prompted Ellison being recorded by Forbes as one of the most extravagant men on the planet.

Ellison has given up to 1% of his riches to philanthropy and has marked The Giving Pledge. Notwithstanding his work at Oracle, Ellison has had accomplishment in yachting, through Oracle Team USA. He is an authorized airplane pilot who claims two military planes