Oracle reported its fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday and, as we've come to expect from the company's flamboyant billionaire founder, Larry Ellison threw a few barbs at his major competitors. He slammed SAP's Oracle-killer database HANA on a conference call with analysts like this:
Oracle Corporation founder and chief executive Larry Ellison topped the list of best-paid executives of the decade with 1.84 billion dollars, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.The 65-year-old software pioneer, who founded Oracle in 1977, beat Internet tycoon Barry Diller into second place on just over one billion dollars.Ellison has a 23 percent stake in the company, the Journal reported in Monday's editions.
Along with his new title as CTO, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison's tremendous pay package is also trending down. In fiscal 2014, the former CEO earned $67.3 million, mostly in stock options, according to forms filed with the SEC.
Year after year, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison lands on the lists of the highest-paid paid CEOs. Ellison is the heart and soul of Oracle. He's the cofounder, the visionary, and the longest sitting CEO of a major tech company. His pay reflects that.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had about as good a day on Sunday as possible. First, his Oracle USA sailing team won two races, making that four in a row, to keep its hopes alive for winning the America's Cup.
Outspoken Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is not a fan of Google CEO Larry Page. In an interview with Charlie Rose at CBS, Ellison accused Google of stealing Oracle's tools to make Android happen. Here's the transcript from CBS:
Marc Benioff and Larry Ellison have repaired their friendship, but they've yet to mention one little detail: Just how much is Salesforce really spending with Oracle? Benioff, Salesforce's CEO, said Thursday that the nine-year deal would cut his costs for his database infrastructure in half.