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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