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Ellison, Jobs honored: Business titans inductees to the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame
July 25, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report

Larry Ellison

Steve Jobs

Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs will be inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame later this year, the Bay Area Council announced yesterday.

Ellison, Oracle’s chief executive officer, and Apple founder Jobs will be enshrined alongside William Hewlett and David Packard, Gap Chairman Donald Fisher, George Lucas, Sun Microsystems Chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy, Charles Schwab, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and Adobe Systems founder John Warnock, among many others.

“Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs are transformational, larger-than-life business leaders whose genius, determination and audacity have defined and will continue to define a Bay Area culture of innovation, entrepreneurialism and success that is admired and emulated around the globe,” Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman wrote in a statement.

Jobs, who died in October 2011, co-founded Apple in 1977 and served as CEO and chairman. Ellison co-founded Oracle in 1977 and built the Redwood Shores-based company into one of the world’s largest computer hardware and software companies.

“Steve Jobs is no longer with us, but his influence as the co-founder and visionary force behind one of the world’s most iconic companies and brands places him among the greatest business leaders and most brilliant thinkers of all time,” Wunderman wrote. “Larry Ellison through his force of will and keen intellect almost single-handedly pioneered the commercial software industry, ushering in the age of global e-commerce and forever changing how companies do business.”

Ellison and Jobs will be honored at the Bay Area Council’s Annual Dinner and Business Hall of Fame gala Thursday, Nov. 7 in San Francisco.

The Bay Area Business Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Bay Area Council, which is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area.

 

 

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