From tech billionaires to Hawaii land barons
A pile of rock marks an overgrown trail that leads to Shipwreck Beach on Lanai's eastern shore across from the island of Maui which is seen in the background. (Michael Goulding, Orange County Register, MCT / December 6, 2012)
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Company: CEO of Oracle
Estimated worth: $41 billion (No. 3 on Forbes' list of 400 wealthiest Americans)
Investment: Purchased 98 percent of the island of Lanai for between $500 million and $600 million
Notes: A college dropout, Ellison is financing Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup yacht race. The team was recently found guilty of spying on opponents and docked five practice days. Ellison is being courted to bid on the Sacramento Kings basketball team to keep it from moving to Seattle.
Born: New York City
Lives: Woodside, Calif.
Islands: Big Island, Maui
Company: CEO of Dell
Estimated worth: $14.6 billion (No. 22 on Forbes 400)
Investment: Leads MSD Capital LP, which owns Four Seasons hotels on the Big Island and Maui, Kona Village on the Big Island and the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica
Notes: Another college dropout, Dell is trying to take his namesake company private, buying up public shares.