1. Larry Ellison

“I enjoy the competition and the process of learning as we compete. The whole thing is just fascinating. I don’t know what I’ll do when I retire. When I go sailing, I look around… anyone want to race? I just love competing as opposed to just going out and watching the sunset.”

Ellison spoke these words at AllThingsD’s D10 conference on May 30, 2012.

J-Connection: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was born to a Jewish mother in 1944 and adopted by relatives. Ellison grew up and in a middle class Jewish neighborhood in Chicago.