Safra Catz Net Worth, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Salary, Personal Life and Family

Published Date   09th Aug. 2017, 20:43 pm
Safra Catz Net Worth, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Salary, Personal Life and Family
Quick Info
Birth Name: Safra A. Catz
Date of Birth: 01/12/1961
Age: 59 years old
Nationality: American/ Israeli
Net Worth: $510 million

Best known for her position as business executive at Oracle Corporation, Safra Catz net worth grew as her role expanded to board member, CFO and co-president.


Safra Catz is an Isreal-born American who is the business executive at Oracle Corporation since April 1999. She started serving as a board member since 2001. In addition, her role expanded to serving as co-president and chief financial officer (CFO) under founder/CEO Larry Ellison. However, after Ellison stepped down from his position in 2014, Safra Catz net worth rose as she became CEO of Oracle alongside Mark Hurd.

Background and Education

One of the world’s most powerful women today, Safra Catz was born on December 1, 1961 in Holon, Israel. She attended Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From there, she earned bachelor’s degree in 1983. Later, she attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School from where she earned her J.D. in 1986.

Professional Career Highlights

Right after completion of her degree, Safra Catz net worth started to rise with her joining the US investment bank, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. She joined the bank in 1986 as a banker. However, her sincere work led her to higher positions in the bank. She became the managing director in 1997 and served in that position until 1999. Moreover, she has served as senior vice president in mid-1990s.

Catz has had a number of experiences of banking positions since the starting of her career. She has worked as non-executive director of Hyperion Solutions starting from 2007. Similarly, she was a member of the executive council of TechNet starting from 2013. Has the experience of serving as director at PeopleSoft Inc. and Stellent Inc. towards during 2010.

However, Safra Catz net worth grew as she joined Oracle Corporation in 1999. She successfully became one of the Board of Directors in 2001. Soon, she became the President of Oracle in 2004. The company benefitted during her tenure. Safra Catz net worth rose as she drove Oracle to acquire software in $10.3 billion. Catz served as Chief Financial Officer of Oracle for a temporary period from 2005 to 2008. She is currently serving as Co-President and CFO of Oracle since 2010-11.

Apart from the career as business executive, Safra Cruz works as a lecturer in accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also served as director of HSBC Group from 2008 to 2015.

Awards and Recognition

One of the prominent business executives, Safra Catz net worth rose as her success heightened in the business market. As a result, she has received a number of recognition as one of the world’s most powerful women in business. Fortune ranked her 12th in 2009 list of Most Powerful Women in Business. Similarly, Forbes ranked her 16th Most Powerful Business-woman in the same year. In 2011, Fortune listed her in the Equilar analysis as the Highest-paid Woman, where the magazine estimated her total remuneration to be US$51,695,742.

Safra Catz was one of the high-profile CEOs, who were invited at the election of Donald Trump. Bloomberg reports that she was considered for the post of US Trade Representative or Director of National Intelligence.

Salary and Net Worth

According to the record of 2017, Safra Catz net worth is high enough as she is the highest paid female CEO among all US companies. She has the total salary of $40 million which dropped after 2014 accumulating her net worth of $510 million.

Personal Life and Family

Safra Catz was born in Israel to Jewish parents. When she was six years old, she moved to Brookline, Massachusetts where she graduated from Brookline High School. She married Gal Tirosh. Scott and Gary are the couple’s two sons.

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