Oracle co-founder and company CEO Larry Ellison is the closest thing to Tony Stark we have. He’s so close, in fact that he even made a cameo in the Iron Man sequel. In true Stark form, Ellison has just made his latest acquisition: it’s the Hawaiian island of Lana’i.
According to a statement from the Governor of Hawaii Ellison has made a bid for 98 per cent of the sliver of land in the Hawaiian island chain.
Landowner Castle & Cooke has filed a transfer application with the Public Utilities Commission. Castle & Cooke owns 98 percent of the island’s 141 square miles. The buyer is Lawrence Ellison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation. Governor Neil Abercrombie today released the following statement:
“It is my understanding that Mr. Ellison has had a long standing interest in Lana’i. His passion for nature, particularly the ocean is well known specifically in the realm of America’s Cup sailing. He is also a businessman whose record of community involvement in medical research and education causes is equally notable. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Ellison in the near future.
Image: Hawaii Tourism Board