Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison is profiled on this week’s “Bloomberg Game Changers,” and plans on bringing competition and attention to the Bay Area with the 34th America’s Cup in 2013.
What Made Him Haute: We can sum up his haute factor in one word: Oracle. The billionaire entrepreneur is CEO of the software company and counts the likes of Steve Jobs as a weekend pal. Another way to impart the magnitude of Ellison’s hauteness: he ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of world billionaires in 2009 with an estimated net worth of $22.5 billion. He is also an avid yachting enthusiast and the owner of a 453-foot superyacht called the Rising Sun as well as a 90-foot trimaran. His BMW Oracle Racing team, representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, brought the America’s Cup back to the states in February 2010.
What Makes Him Haute Now: “Bloomberg Game Changers,” a new original documentary series, took a compelling look into the tech world by profiling Larry Ellison last night. Following Ellison from his early beginnings to the co-founding of Oracle, “Bloomberg Game Changers” honed in on how the über-competitive CEO came to be the third-richest American, with a net worth of $27 billion, by taking a no prisoners approach.
Ellison, whose BMW/Oracle Racing took the number one spot at the America’s Cup in February, plans to set the next race in San Francisco with financing from the sailing group.