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Larry Ellison: Billionaire Samurai Warrior of Silicon Valley

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Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- BLOOMBERG GAME CHANGERS follows Larry Ellison from his early days in Chicago through the founding of the multi-billion-dollar software company to his rise as the highest paid executive of the last decade with a total compensation of $1.84 billion. (Source: Bloomberg)
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topmastermind (2 hours ago)
wat da hek?
robert ball (7 hours ago)
see muslim schools in America
GI Jimbo (3 days ago)
Can't wait for the Larry Ellison biopic starring Gary Cole
Finesse God (4 days ago)
Silicon Valley is almost like being involved in dealing drugs lol
Albney (4 days ago)
Lol I bet he felt stupid when everyone in the world started us win 95.
Saleh Hashmi (7 days ago)
"bring back to America Cup"... lol does he know he is European himself?
Sunny Wakefield (8 days ago)
Michael Redondo (8 days ago)
ohhhh .... a real asshole, this Hairy Devilson.
EazyEColi (10 days ago)
Larry Ellison is a real-life walking badass. He is what Trump has always wanted to be. The dude is ruthless, and he always has been, but he is a total badass.
Marcus Aurelius (10 days ago)
internet doesn't run on oracle anymore, wake up, it's 2020
jmb (11 days ago)
how the fuck you make so much money just on database management software?
Tramell Malone (12 days ago)
So he buys out all the competition??
Free Speech (13 days ago)
He did nt write oracle. case closed. He is a business man with erratic mind
Beauty Brand University LLC (14 days ago)
o one last thing he may be an asshole but one thing I learned nobody gives a fuck about u so if you don't love yourself, man, u screwed!!! I like him he had balls I'm sure he's a hardass but hell be nice like i was and get run over by a steam roller your choice
Beauty Brand University LLC (14 days ago)
wayment he dropped out of college twice......ok let's play a game whats his zodiac sign??? my first guess is a Scorpio 2nd guess is Aries
Thomes Maisling (15 days ago)
The overblown cringey title makes it obvious that almost everything after will be propaganda!! I was going to accuse Bloomberg of insulting people's intelligence with this kind of horseshit, but then I scrolled down a bit.
Nobody Business (16 days ago)
He sold his soul for 💰 💰🙊🙉🙈🎪🚪
Mr. GTO (17 days ago)
a Filipina girlfriend of mine was one of the first assembly employees with Larry in 1978. All he wanted to do was get into her panties. She quit after a few months and went to work at another tech company
kajm Mies (17 days ago)
@9:00 Data went in but it didn't come out 😁😁😁
D Storm (20 days ago)
So where did this "warrior" serve in Vietnam? Or did he dodge it?
Dan Wood (22 days ago)
Larry Ellison = the inspiration for the Gavin Belson character
MrFreshindahouse (22 days ago)
Larry is just a fucking CIA engineer agent, look it up, his business was funded by the CIA
Whoo711 (24 days ago)
Bernie 2020
Hirotomo Oikawa (26 days ago)
The life of IT is short, the money you gained will fly.
David Maurice (30 days ago)
It's hilarious that all the comments on here are negative. Who comes and watches a video about a guy they hate and then leave bad comment. No wonder this guy is rich, people can't get enough of him even if they hate him.
wolf 629 (1 month ago)
no one buys version 1 ⋯ 飛狼寄出
Donald Trump (1 month ago)
If he's so rich, why isn't he bald?
Economy2day (1 month ago)
Money makes u calm :D
Rob Lop (1 month ago)
Poor Larry. He's only worth $68 billion dollars. I wonder if he is able to sleep at night.
Janick Norman (1 month ago)
This guy looks like the Donald Trump of IT.
GreenEyedChild (1 month ago)
you know Windows is such a bucket OS way too many backdoors into the software not enuf security most of us don't use remote desktop and other things that are ON by default allowing any to infiltrate it. And they dont secure it ON Purpose because it is profitable for things to malfunction...that's how windows has survived on the support revenue. And they have a monopoly. i have written a secure OS and Silicon Valley rejects it as unversatile and restricted. Lack of powers, services and abilities, actually gives you so much more security and overall protection. For instance my OS i call OS.639 has a firewall that blocks all traffic until set-up is complete. only then do you connect to the internet,,,now most OS's need a connection to be set up mine doesn't. i've been turned away with my secure software....The industry DOES NOT want you to have security...they want your data collection, which collecting data is against our 1st amendment rights..Some lawyers are going to get rich when they realize the connection to losing our rights vs data collection
Tech world (1 month ago)
Who are you bytheway . give me your linkedin
Daniel Malloy (1 month ago)
ellison will die like the rest
Chris Leo (1 month ago)
He looks like bad guy in die hard, bruce hate him
Ultimate Grinder (1 month ago)
He's the real 60 shades of grey guy
Eric White (1 month ago)
nu mai manca
Joseph Ferrer (1 month ago)
To be a Samurai is to be a servant, that's what the term means...Mr. Ellison only serves himself.
Eric de Vos (1 month ago)
1:46: I saw his mega yacht docked in Cape Town a few years ago!
Mayo Neza (1 month ago)
Fuck Oracle and their upper management.
leon abrahams (1 month ago)
You need balls of steel to make it , no sissy's have ever become successful by complaining...
lp700 (2 months ago)
s bright (2 months ago)
What’s up with his weird vocal inflections?
SidewaysBurnouts (2 months ago)
scary reptilian cia gatekeeper for the predatory synagogue of satan organ harvest cult.
Moe Fawkah (2 months ago)
Still trying to prove Daddy wrong!
Michael Guerra (2 months ago)
There will be a game-changer documentary made about me someday.
hi hi (2 months ago)
You mean about your mother
pong foong (2 months ago)
Ok i gonna fun face you and ask where is youney
pong foong (2 months ago)
In wanna toy 49 set for 80 90 age but 210000 pice for all
pong foong (2 months ago)
THEMIND WORSHOP (2 months ago)
Akshay singh (2 months ago)
love the music
OG Kennedy (2 months ago)
He could talk your mother into making him dinner then convincing her to sleep with him and did so ..what a creep
seVen radoo (2 months ago)
he worked 4 AMPEX??? once u work 4 them, u always work 4 them!!!!
Ali Qazilbash (2 months ago)
Its the look that Larry gives in the thumbnail... cant help it haha XD
Tech Nitwit (2 months ago)
I worked as a tech at Com network. One day I had a install in a women's house that had a lot of stuff memorabilia from her working their, I asked her if she was a coder? She said yes she was one of the main coder/engineers. This was not the greats part of town, I asked her how she got here. She said that they paid her penny's to what she was worth this is how this man made his money. She had all sorts of awards and stuff on her wall's Maybe in her late 50's/60's.
Moe Fawkah (2 months ago)
Tragic, and sounds like a lovely lately.
Ian (2 months ago)
Lmao where did you get that picture of the "Bugatti"
Ian East (2 months ago)
Larry is known as a Wolverine. It eats what it wants and defecates on everything else so no one else will want it.
Carlson Quilop (2 months ago)
He wanted to beat Bill Gates, Bill saw an opportunity to bring productivity solutions for ordinary person. Before computer was only for companies, with bill he bought computer friendly for an ordinary user's perusal and that is why he gained a lot. Steve jobs, despite being crossed by Bill Gates never really became obssessed with beating Bill Gates, Steve Jobs was focused on just bringing something new to the consumer market. The buggest mistake of this oracle dude is he focused on his status too much while the Bill and Steve focused on the world
RiFF RAFF (2 months ago)
I understand there is someone behind the camera and you guys at google are experimenting. Fuck you.
Sina Sezawar (2 months ago)
sillicon valley
Ugur's Garage (2 months ago)
Data went in but did not come out :)
kakarroto007 (2 months ago)
"You're adopted, and oh by the way we're having meatloaf for dinner." That would haunt me to insanity, forever.
Milla 4 (2 months ago)
It's interesting that nobody of the tech giants like the creepy Bill Gates.
Noah Aubert (2 months ago)
I can't say i'm familiar with the attention spans of tumble weeds or lightning bolts..
Gavin Yates (2 months ago)
Less billionaires more millionaires this will help Society tremendously. Pass it on.
Denenterprieses or whats left of it (2 months ago)
man sounds like the vegeta to bill gates
Aridane Alamo (2 months ago)
BTW Amazon is not using oracle anymore it uses amazon web services now.
Michael Juliano (2 months ago)
This explains a lot about my experience with them. I never worked there, but we've had the misfortune of being trapped in their technology stack. This is a company that has succeeded essentially by taking its customers hostage (though, admittedly, not on purpose) since the extreme complexity of the systems built on their technology makes it enormously expensive and time consuming to switch vendors. Their database is their only decent product, in my opinion, but I don't think this company has staying power. They're doing fine now, but I bet they'll implode in the next 20 years when the other tech giants will still be alive and well.
Buff Barnaby (2 months ago)
His eyes scream Quad Bleph😂
Buff Barnaby (2 months ago)
He's had a lot of work done.
vista (2 months ago)
2014 looks like 1995
Hulagan 808 (2 months ago)
Why do I get the feeling that I wouldn’t be intimidated or impressed with many of these so called genius billionaires in a face to face, one on one, competition (in any area of skill), on a level playing field mano e mano ? They strike me as low rent imposters. It seems they were in the right place at the right time, with a willingness to be ruthless, steal, lie, cheat, and take advantage of the altruism that let them in, in the first place. I personally know many individuals that I am totally impressed by and they have the skills and real world guts that no money can buy. I doubt for a second that I could compete with them in a fair competition in just about any area for even a minute. But Larry? I’d mop the floor with him. If he were to buy a thunderbird and drive to California today, as a young man he could not repeat his success. Of this I’m sure.
E W (2 months ago)
what a success you must be. The only thing you'd do with Ellison is suck his dick, lol
guitargamery (3 months ago)
7:02 IBM screws up big time.... for the second time(the first time they didnt believe in bill gates "windows")
guitargamery (3 months ago)
6:11 that dog pauses to scratch a bit...LMAO because is just like mine, even with all the anti-flea products
Abhishek Sachan (3 months ago)
Be addicted to winning but be humble unlike thia guy.
Rafael Moreno (3 months ago)
I'm not clear as to how he was able to make so much happen from the beginning. Theres information missing.
Ilya Myshalou (3 months ago)
the history of Oracle started when Larry stole software on early stage. He managed to grow it bigger. But he didnt create anything
vinay kumar (3 months ago)
America has more nerds than India
Adam Lopes (3 months ago)
Oh, and when Oracle bought PeopleSoft and my University bought their product, the cost overruns required them to sell two fully owned inner city skyscrapers, and then the project manager (on the University's side) committed suicide, listing the PeopleSoft migration project and Oracle prominently and repeatedly in in his suicide note.
Moe Fawkah (2 months ago)
Q (3 months ago)
Seems like Theranos was operating similar to Oracle....except some smart enginner found a solution to Oracle and saved the company where Theranos wasnt as lucky!
Harry Len (3 months ago)
what a pain I worked w DB2 then ORACLE but even WIN 95 terrible pain Eventually things got better but still lots of issues that most everyone have had. For the SAP that was genius prediction I give Ellison, big credit for!
Steven Sam (3 months ago)
Zach should’ve left and sold the product on his own. He would’ve put Oracle out of business
Krishnendu Ray (3 months ago)
he is mentally sick.
cristo alachouzos (3 months ago)
6:10 why is he walking with both his dogs lmao
Nhlanhla. V Chili (3 months ago)
What king of a person is this?...
pinkelation (3 months ago)
seems like all the successful people were adopted. im considering telling my children they're adopted too to light a fire up their ass
robert ball (7 hours ago)
your idiot lutheran family sevices contract
earth is flat (15 days ago)
Make sure they r not reading this
Zach Keith (3 months ago)
The culture is still like this
sadat ali Khan (3 months ago)
the word Turd comes to mind.
AnimationsByTiffany (3 months ago)
lmao Larry sounds like a hater
bers (3 months ago)
Sounds like a real asshole.
William Felix (3 months ago)
Thats what a winner is. Winners win. I want to be a winner. Not like all of you losers working 9 to 5 jobs and your pathetic lives. Life is to precious to give up being a winner.
Alan Ramirez (3 months ago)
A Titan of Silicon Valley
the groupies (3 months ago)
Somehow success on earth stands still for owning a 200 dollar mansion being ultra rich, but when you die you can't take NONE with you. Success is also that coast guard who risks his life to safe a dog, that fireman who has a family depending on him still risking his life. If I had that money I would change the world. Then again that's why I probably will never have that. If ever so I will post it here:-)
Merry Chase (3 months ago)
You are sadly delusional. People like Warren Buffett already donated 50 billion to charity, and Bill Gates 40 billion, you are acting as if they are not doing what you fantasize about. Just because most world problems are diarrhoea, malaria, food, water instead of saving a dog or saving people from fire just because their charity isn't what you think is positive change, doesn't mean they are doing nothing.
NWBackcountry (3 months ago)
Don't forget CIA asset.
Tim Tim (3 months ago)
still on my computer today lol
rawnn (3 months ago)
Why did the intro look like a gta opening
Leksi Kush (3 months ago)
Lmao at the programmer throwing shade 😂😂
Abuzer Yaseen (3 months ago)
Larry Ellison is a winner
Martin Martinez (3 months ago)
This guy is just a joke as Steve Jobs he didn’t create nothing he just steal ideas of other people and claim it as his
Marvin Brando (3 months ago)
Steve Jobs didnt create anything either. What a like about Larry and Steve is that both comes from low middle class and no from the rich like the Tweeter or Facebook founders. Thats something of a hope for us
FORC3OFX F3AR (3 months ago)
Martin Martinez lets get some more info on those “other people”
Martin Martinez (3 months ago)
FORC3OFX F3AR so!? He is still a joke! Thinking that he is a success using other people lol
FORC3OFX F3AR (3 months ago)
Martin Martinez he’s worth a billion, ur on YouTube.
Martin Martinez (3 months ago)
Hahaha his computer is a joke!
Rxverb (3 months ago)
Why not be the best at helping the world...pricks.
Samurai (3 months ago)
I was waiting on Seppuku for 25 minutes ! I need my money back !
Gap (3 months ago)
Basically he's a conman
Timothy Nkumeh (3 months ago)
some people just have it in them..right from the gate ..
Vaishakh Muralidharan (3 months ago)
Rest of the world : The more you fail , the more you learn Larry : replace fail with win 💥💥💥💥💥