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Top 9 Inspirational Success Stories in Business

#7. Larry Ellison’s Software Development Laboratories

 Larry Ellison's Software Development Laboratories - Inspirational Success Stories in Business

Ellison contracted pneumonia when he was nine months old and his mother gave him to her aunt and uncle for adoption. His adoptive mother was warm and loving. He was a bright but inattentive student. He left the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after his second year without taking his final exams because his adoptive mother had just died. Later, he attended the University of Chicago for one term, where he first encountered computer design. In 1966, aged 22, he moved to northern California. Then he founded Software Development Laboratories (SDL) with two partners and an investment of $2,000.  The company became Oracle Systems Corporation after its flagship product, the Oracle database. Currently, Ellison owns stakes in Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Quark Biotechnology Inc. and Astex Pharmaceuticals. Ellison is still the third richest American. Source

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