Larry Ellison is best-known as the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corp., an enterprise software company. In September 2014, Ellison announced his decision to step down as CEO. Ellison previously worked for Ampex, where his projects included a database for the CIA that he named “Oracle.” Ellison founded Software Development Laboratories with two partners in 1977. Renamed Relational Software Inc. in 1979, it became Oracle Systems Corporation in 1982. Ellison owns stakes in Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Quark Pharmaceuticals and Astex Pharmaceuticals.