He is a licensed aircraft pilot who owns two military jets.
Ellison has donated up to 1% of his wealth to charity and has signed The Giving Pledge.
In addition to his work at Oracle, Ellison has had success in yachting, through Oracle Team USA.
This became a problem when the future sales subsequently failed to materialize.
Oracle eventually had to restate its earnings twice, and had to settle class-action lawsuits arising from its having overstated its earnings.
The initial release of Oracle in 1979 was called Oracle 2; there was no Oracle 1.