Tech Billionaire Ticketed By Cop On His Own Island

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, delivers his keynote address during the Oracle Open World 2005 conference, September 21, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Ellison said he expects tough competition from his rivals in the applications software arena. (Photo by Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison must be wondering what’s the point of owning an island if you don’t get to make the rules?
  • Ellison spent $300 million in 2012 to buy 98 percent of Lanai, the Hawaiian Island located about eight miles off the coast of Maui.
  • Police body cam footage from an island cop shows Ellison cooperating with the officer after a traffic stop last October.
  • The video shows the officer telling Ellison that he “ran through the stop sign” and was “kind of speeding there.”
  • Ellison replied, “If I was, I’m sorry.”
  • The officer cited Ellison, who did not challenge the case.

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