Safra Catz Biography

Published On Aug 22, 2016
Facts of Safra Catz
Date of Birth: 1961 , December-1
Birth Nation: Israel
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In 1997, Catz got married to Gal Tirosh. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed two children together both sons named Jonathan and Daniel. It's been about two decades they have been married and they are still strongly bonded into this married life. Her nationality is American and she has Jewish ethnicity.

After she moved to Brookline, Massachusetts at the age of 6, Catz joined Brookline High School and she also graduated from there. After her high school, she joined University of Pennsylvania and she finally earned her bachelor's degree from the Wharton School from there in 1983. She also attended University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned her J.D. from in 1986. That year, she was hired by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She served them as a banker. In the early 1994, she was named their Senior Vice President and she held this position till February 1997. In February 1997, she was promoted to the post of Managing Director and she remained in this post till March 1999. In the early 1999, she was offered a job at Oracle Corporation and she finally joined them in April 1999. In October 2001, she was named in a member of the company's Board of Directors and then in 2004 she became the President of Oracle Corporation. She also served as the company's Chief Financial Officer for about three years from 2005. In the early 2011, she was named the Co-President and Chief Financial Officer. On 18th of September 2014, she was promoted to the post of Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation after Larry Ellison step down from that position. She has been earning the annual salary of US$53.2 million and she is said to have the net worth of US$525 million.

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Born in Holon, Israel

December 1 , 1961

Talented and industrious, Safra Catz was born as Safra Ada Catz at the end of 1961 in Holon, Israel. She was born to Jewish parents. She was raised in Holon, Israel till she was six and then she moved to Brookline, Massachusetts.

Graduated from University of Pennsylvania

1983

After she moved to Brookline, Massachusetts at the age of 6, Catz joined Brookline High School. After her high school, she joined University of Pennsylvania and she finally earned her bachelor's degree from the Wharton School from there in 1983.

Joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

1986

She has been active in her professional career since the mid 1980s. In 1986, she was hired by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She served them as a banker. In the early 1994, she was named their Senior Vice President and she held this position till February 1997.

Joined Oracle Corporation

1999

In February 1997, she was promoted to the post of Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and she remained in this post till March 1999. In the early 1999, she was offered a job at Oracle Corporation and she finally joined them in April 1999. In October 2001, she was named in a member of the company's Board of Directors

Became the President of Oracle Corporation

2004

In the early 2004, she became the President of Oracle Corporation. She also served as the company's Chief Financial Officer for about three years from 2005. In the early 2011, she was named the Co-President and Chief Financial Officer.

Became the Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation

September 18 , 2014

Safra Catz is a business executive from United States. She is best known for being the Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation. On 18th of September 2014, she was promoted to the post of Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation after Larry Ellison step down from that position.

Married to Gal Tirosh

1997

In 1997, Catz got married to Gal Tirosh. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed two children together both sons named Jonathan and Daniel. It's been about two decades they have been married and they are still strongly bonded into this married life.

Became the director of HSBC Group

2008

She is not only known for her work at Oracle Corporation but also for her service with HSBC Group. In 2008, she joined HSBC Group as its director and she served in this position till 2015. She is also known for her work at Stanford Graduate School of Business as its lecturer. 

Honored by Fortune magazine

2009

She has been honored by Fortune magazine several times in her life. In 2009, she got listed in the Fortune magazine’s list of most powerful woman in business and she was ranked 12th in that listing. 

Got listed in the Forbes magazine's list of most powerful business-woman

2009

Besides Fortune magazine, she has also been honored by Forbes magazines. In 2009, she got listed in the Forbes magazine's list of most powerful business-woman. She was ranked 16th in that listing. Five years later, she was ranked 24th.