Thursday, January 07, 2010
Larry Ellison has bought himself a little cottage in Newport, Rhode Island for $10.5 million. Check out Astors’ Beechwood Sold to Billionaire Software Tycoon.
The Twitter is a-tweeting with speculation about why Larry wants a pad in Newport. But you heard the real scoop here first. The house in question is only about a mile from Fort Adams, home of Newport's famed Laser frostbite fleet. Clearly Mr. Ellison is tired of all the shenanigans surrounding his current sailing endeavor, something called the America's Cup I believe, and is planning to take up the simplest, purest, funnest, corinthianest form of sailing there is. Look to see him sailing against Tillerman and the rest of the crowd in Laser Fleet 413 as soon as he is done with that little piece of unfinished business in Valencia.
Whatever other possible explanation could there be?