Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison honored

Apple founder Steve Jobs and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (pictured here) were inducted Wednesday into the Bay Area Council’s Business Hall of Fame.

“Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs are transformational, larger-than-life business leaders whose genius, determination and audacity have defined and will continue to define a Bay Area culture of innovation, entrepreneurialism and success that is admired and emulated around the globe,” the Council’s  CEO Jim Wunderman said in a press release.

Ellison and Jobs will be honored at a Nov. 7 Council event in San Francisco.

Jobs, who died in October 2011, co-founded Cupertino-based Apple in 1977 and served as CEO and Chairman. Ellison co-founded Oracle in 1977.  The Redwood City company, already one of the world’s largest software companies, also has been making a push to become a leader in computer hardware.

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  • J Flack

    Sorta silly isn’t it?

    If these two weren’t amongst the first into some Silicon Valley Hall of Fame what was the point of the HoF in the first place. Quick search turned up a mutual fund giant, the PKC VC dudes, and the guy who started the SF press release system.

    Larry and Steve waited on the bench for those guys!

    Jobs was never really into awards and Ellison seems to be more into boats now…. to paraphrase Groucho….. why would they want to be in any organization that wants them at this stage?