Larry Ellison, reportedly the third-richest American, likely had trouble finding somewhere to park his yacht, Rising Sun. The 254-foot vessel is too big to dock at most of the world’s marinas. It’s the world’s eighth-largest yacht and cost more than $200 million to build. Still, Ellison sold it for $100 million more than that in 2010. (Svedenhaus / Wikimedia)
In 2011, billionaire Larry Ellison bought Porcupine Creek, a 249-acre estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The property was listed at $75 million, but Ellison picked it up for $42.9 million, according to media outlets. The estate reportedly has an amphitheater, an 18,430-square-foot main home and four free-standing two-bedroom guest houses, as well as a top-rated 18-hole golf course. (John Henebry)
Larry Ellison owns 98% of Lanai, including two resorts and two golf courses with clubhouses. Now he owns a regional airline to get him there.
Tech billionaire Larry Ellison, co-founder and chief executive of Oracle, has been buying properties around Carbon Beach for years, like the Casa Malibu Inn on Pacific Coast Highway. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Malibu has its share of billionaires, particularly along a stretch of California coastline called Carbon Beach. Larry Ellison is fond of Malibu and, at various times, purchased adjacent beachfront lots. He has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on trophy properties in the city and Lake Tahoe, Rancho Mirage and other locations where real estate prices are consistently high. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
In 2010, Larry Ellison bought the mansion that was once home to the Astor family for $10.5 million. The Newport, R.I., house, which was open for public tours before Ellison purchased the property, is noted for its Gilded Age elegance and ocean views. (Bear Golden Retriever / Wikimedia)