sThe charmed life of Larry Ellison wasn't always caviar and megayachts. The famously competitive Oracle CEO was first abandoned by his mother, then a college dropout and a wannabe database engineer with not much cash to his name. "I had all the disadvantages required for success," Ellison once said. Today, the 65-year-old self-made billionaire has a lifestyle of the rich and famous\u2014and we've got the pictures, rankings and details to show you just how rich. Larry knows luxury, and "little" is not part of his lexicon.The Forbes RankingHow does a high-tech CEO measure himself against his peers? By his ranking on the Forbes' Richest People lists, of course! In 2010, Ellison \n\nweighed in at #6 on the The \n\nWorld's Billionaires list. His net worth: $28 billion, which is 28 with nine zeros following it. Reflecting on his wealth, in 2006, Ellison told Forbes: "When you \n\nwere younger, you measured your success monetarily, right? Being first is more important to me. I have so much more money. Whatever money \n\nis, it's just a method of keeping score now. I mean, I certainly don't need more money." The PortfolioOK, so he's worth $28 billion. So what does Ellison's "portfolio" look like? A sampling: Annual salary from Oracle: $4.59 million. He owns more than 20 \n\npercent of Oracle, and his shares have increased 70 percent in value during the \n\npast year. The ultimate "have my cake and eat it, too" holding: Ellison owns a 52 percent stake in SaaS ERP vendor NetSuite\u2014a rising \n\nbusiness apps competitor\u2014and those shares are worth $480 million. Larry \n\ndoes have to be careful with his personal finances, though: E-mails from Ellison's nervous accountant, revealed in 2006, show that Larry's not afraid of "runaway" spending. "I'm worried, Larry," the accountant wrote to him, in a 2002 e-mail. "I think it's \n\nimperative that we start to budget and plan." Larry on a budget?! The Real EstateTo say that Ellison owns a house or two would be like saying that Tiger Woods' marriage is going through a rough patch. There's the $200 \n\nmillion he spent on his authentic Japanese-inspired estate in Woodside, Calif., which offers: A main house, a two-bedroom guest house, three \n\ncottages, a barn converted into a gym, a five-acre man-made lake, two waterfalls and two bridges, according to an Almanac Online article. The legal wrangling over the \n\nassessment and property taxes made headlines, and Larry's bill was eventually reduced from $1.8 million in 2007 to $751,041 in 2008, notes the \n\narticle. Ellison owns several other properties in and around the Bay area, though none with quite as big a lake.The OfficeOracle's Redwood Shores HQ, one of the most iconic images in Silicon Valley, is known as "LarryLand." The tranquil body of \n\nwater, which creates peace and harmony for those employees toiling away in the shimmering towers surrounding it, is affectionately known as \n\n"Larry's Lagoon." Ahh-hhhhh.The RideOK, so we weren't able to run the license plate number through the California DMV, but photos of "Larry's Porsche Carrera GT" abound on \n\nthe Internet. And, judging by this two-spot-hogging parking job at Oracle's HQ, how could this sweet ride belong to anyone other than Larry? \n\n(Well, maybe it could be Oracle co-president Charles Phillips' Porsche. Or Safra Catz's.) The YachtIt's called the Rising Sun, it's 450-or-so-feet long (one of the biggest private yachts in the world), and it reportedly cost more \n\nthan $200 million to build. This floating ego-booster is so big, in fact, that finding a dock is occasionally challenging. Ellison once said this about his \n\nmegayacht: "I made a mistake, making Rising Sun so big. It is one and a half football fields long." Today, Ellison actually co-owns the \n\nvessel, with entertainment mogul David Geffen, which might make for tricky scheduling problems.The HobbiesWhere to begin? Ellison's adoration of all-things-Japanese is well known (Exhibit A: His Estate). High-seas sailing and dare-devil \n\npiloting are the thrill-seeking activities he favors. Next up: How about an NBA franchise? Ellison has been long rumored to purchase the \n\nGolden State Warriors, who play at the Oracle Arena. So what's taking so long? "Unfortunately, you can't have a hostile takeover of a basketball \n\nteam," Ellison said, according to an LATimes.com blog. He shoots, he scores!The FriendsTech guys\u2014no matter how wealthy\u2014aren't known for being A-list Hollywood-type celebrities. And this applies to Larry \n\nEllison. But here he is with Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. So who is Ellison's best-known BFF? That would be long-time pal and Apple \n\nchief Steve Jobs, who was the "official photographer" at Ellison's fourth marriage ceremony in 2004, according to the San \n\nFrancisco Chronicle. Wonder if Larry got a pre-release iPad? The JetsEllison is a pilot himself (watch video of \n\nhim flying his MiG 29 fighter jet), but when he needs to travel in style he relies on this beauty. He reportedly owns several other planes. Best \n\npart? Not having to take off your expensive Italian loafers to go through a TSA security check point. The PhilanthropistSure he's got tons of money, but Ellison has given away millions to charity. For instance, Ellison recently donated $1 \n\nmillion to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. But his philanthropic ways don't always end with smiling photo-ops: Ellison pledged $115 \n\nmillion to Harvard University and then in 2006 rescinded the offer once president Lawrence Summers (Ellison's pal) was booted from his Harvard job. (Like Harvard \n\nreally needed it, anyway.) Any of Larry's subjects, er, pals, will tell you there's one thing he likes as much as money: Control.