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The rise of Larry Ellison, the jet-setting 74-year-old billionaire founder of Oracle

Business Insider Logo By Matt Weinberger of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 34:  Last week, Larry Ellison, the founder and chairman of the international giant Oracle, turned 74 years old - and remains one of the most interesting figures in tech. Whether  yacht racing or  buying whole Hawaiian islands or  trash-talking competitors, it's always a wonder to see what Ellison will do next. At the time of writing, Forbes pegs his net worth at about $60 billion. Here's how he went from two-time college dropout all the way to international playboy:

Last week, Larry Ellison, the founder and chairman of the international giant Oracle, turned 74 years old - and remains one of the most interesting figures in tech.

Whether yacht racing or buying whole Hawaiian islands or trash-talking competitors, it's always a wonder to see what Ellison will do next. At the time of writing, Forbes pegs his net worth at about $60 billion.

Here's how he went from two-time college dropout all the way to international playboy.

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