Geeks We Envy No. 2: Larry Ellison



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If Barney Stinson had a tech industry idol, I’m pretty sure it would be Larry Ellison. The Oracle CEO/playboy/ship captain/fighter pilot/ego has been a legend in the world of willfully wasteful and awesome for decades. The man earns it like Steve Jobs, and he burns it like Steve McQueen, and he puts all the other partyboy pretenders to shame.

Why He’s a Geek: He’s managed to retain interest in what is really the least sexy segment of the technology industry.

Why we envy him: 

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View previous geeks:
No. 3: James Cameron
No. 4: Kevin Mitnick
No. 5: Jeff Skoll
No. 6: Larry Page
No. 7: Mark Pincus
No. 8: Sean Parker
No. 9: Eduardo Saverin
No. 10: Kim Schmitz aka Kim Dotcom