NAME: Larry Ellison
AGE: 70 (born Aug. 17, 1944)
CAREER: Started Oracle Corp. with $1,200 of his own money in 1977 and built it into a business software powerhouse.
EDUCATION: Dropped out of college in 1966 after attending on and off for two years.
HOMETOWN: Born in New York, grew up in Chicago.
LIVES IN: Woodside, California.
WEALTH: Ellison is the world's fifth richest person according to Forbes, with a net worth of $51.3 billion.
HOBBIES: Drives fancy cars, flies his own jet, races yachts.
QUOTE: "If fire doesn't destroy you, you're tempered by it."