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Born Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison has an estimated net worth of $51.8 billion according to Forbes as of 2014. Founder and CEO of the world’s largest business software company Mr. Larry Ellison is not only one of the world’s richest persons alive but is also one of the most flamboyant and outspoken of the lot. A cavalier business personality, he knows how to dress for occasions with his tailor made Italian suits and shirts making him look as if he was born to be a billionaire. Ellison was born to an unwed 19 year old mother. When he was just nine months, her mother gave his child to be adopted by her aunt and uncle in Chicago. It was 48 long years, before Ellison met his biological mother. In 1977, Ellison and his two colleagues Robert Miner and Ed Oates found a company called Software Development Labs, where they came across a paper called “A Relational Model of Data for large Shared Data Banks, which became the basis of their soon-to-be-found fortune. His prime came in 2000, when for a brief period of time he left behind Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world. Other than the humongous amount of wealth that he has, Ellison is known as a quite multi faceted character: a brusque businessman, marketing genius and a playboy. Owing to his voracious appetite for new estates, he has been tagged as the newest trophy buyer in the country. He follows a simple approach, “Buy the best, without compromise”. The scores of properties he has includes two holdings in Woodside, California, a hotel and two restaurants in Malibu along with two other homes, a 249-acre state in Palm Springs, which he got for $49 million and a garden property in Kyoto Japan worth at least $86 million. Ellison has a penchant for adventures, sailing and outdoor sports that has cost him more than a few million dollars and made him rivals with a few fellow billionaires (read Paul Allen). He has two grown children, Megan and David, both dabbling in the movie business, and is recently divorced from his most recent wife, romance novelist Melanie Craft.
Larry Ellison has recently added Porcupine Creek to his ever growing list of real estates. This amazing piece of property, which has a 19-hole golf course was bought by Ellison from Yellowstone club founder Edra Blixseth for an astronomical $39.2 million.
Although it was put on sale with a price tag of $75 million, but it dropped to $55 million and was again marked down to $42.9 million for Ellison. Covering 249 acres, the Porcupine has 16 bedrooms.
Another expansive playground for the rich, this house was bought by Ellison from music producer David Foster in 2005 for $20 million. The property is composed of a guesthouse, pool, tennis court and on-site pool among other luxuries. The compound, which also includes nine bedrooms and three recording studios, has its own funicular- a self-contained cable railway, which is used to cart guests from the mansion on down to the pool. This property is nothing less than a palace and is only one of the 12 homes in Malibu, which have a reported total value of more than $200 million.
The interiors are innatey decorated with rare medieval artifacts and furniture. The whole home has a classic vintage feel to it. There is a pool which faces scenic mountains, providing ultimate leisure experiences for the Ellisons. The 19 hole golf course was ranked 13th best in California golf digest.
Larry Ellison bought this one in November 2005 for $23 million. This estate is just at mile’s length from his Japanese styled prime residence and is a combination of two lots spread over 6.88 acres of land. The property features a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house which has a colonial architecture. What more, it also has two five-stall barns, which apparently housed Ellison’s horses. However, the trophy buyer, who has around 15 properties all over the globe worth more than $200 million, is set to lose $4m on this estate as he has listed it at an asking price of $1