Oracle's Prognostication: Tomorrow Looks Terrific

Larry Ellison, 49, is famous for being a daredevil. On Christmas Day, 1991, trying to surf some enormous waves in Hawaii, he broke his shoulder, neck, and three ribs, and punctured a lung. A year later, bicycling for physical therapy, he collided with a car and shattered an elbow. "I think I like living too much on the edge," he admits.

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