Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, member of Apple’s Board of Directors, and close friend to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, touched upon his relationship with Jobs in a San Jose Mercury News article, as noted by MacCentral. “Steve Jobs is my best friend, and I love him dearly, and he’s one of the most remarkable people on this planet… we live in a very egalitarian world. We don’t like heroes. And Steve is one of these heroic guys whose accomplishments are of such epic proportions, and it gnaws away at our egalitarian sense of the world.”