Oracle founder’s fortune continues to soar; shares up 70% in past 12 months. Database enormous has bought 57 companies in the precedent five years. Completed $7.4 billion buyout of Sun Microsystems in January; acquired BEA Systems for $8.5 billion in 2008. Studied physics at U. of Chicago; didn’t graduate. Started Oracle 1977; took public a day before Microsoft in 1986.
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