BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : MAY 8, 2000 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Ellison Dabbles in Startups


Here's a sample of Oracle Chairman Lawrence Ellison's personal 
investments:

INVESTMENT          AMOUNT        WHY

SALESFORCE.COM      $2 million    Replaces desktop software
Web-based services                for salespeople

NEW INTERNET        $10 million   Ellison hopes the devices will
COMPUTER CO.                      supplant the PC as the preferred
Net access devices                way to get on the Internet

SUPERGEN INC.       $23 million   Working on treatments for cancer,
Biotech research                  which his mother died from

DATA: ELLISON AND COMPANIES


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