Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Did Larry Ellison really taught himself programming after dropping out college?

my friend told me that Ellison had taught himself programming with out even majoring it in college and came to be the founder of Oracle (the second biggest software company in the world)..and before he opened up his own company he got hired by companies with out any degree!!!

is this even true?

3 Answers

Relevance
  • Mark M
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Ellison had little colloge, but he is wicked smart. Back then they were still inventing programing and using punch cards. Ellison knew about IBM machines and worked for Amdahl that was making IBM clone machines. Ellison worked down the hallway from the founder, so he had a ring side seat.

  • 9 years ago

    Things were very, very different 40 years ago.

    Programming involved very little.

    Probably taught himself BASIC - super simple

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Much of it.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.