Because we like our readers, we try to make a point of sending you into the weekend with some good news.
Luckily for us, Forbes had this little heartwarming tale all wrapped up and ready-to-go...
Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison lost $1.6 billion Thursday as the stock market reacted to a whistleblower lawsuit filed against his software giant on Wednesday.
That'll put a crimp in the ol' yachting budget.
How did Larry get punk'd, you ask?
A former Oracle employee claims that she was fired after speaking up about incorrect accounting at Oracle Cloud Services, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
After the news broke Wednesday night, Oracle stock dropped in after-hours trading and opened Thursday down nearly 4% from yesterday. The stock hit a low of $38.08 around noon Eastern and closed at $38.66, ending the day as it started, off 4%. Because the bulk of Ellison’s net worth is in Oracle stock, a small drop in the stock can impact his net worth by billions of dollars.
You like that? We're glad.
Unfortunately it's not all sunshine...
Ellison ended the day with a $48.1 billion fortune, holding on to his rank as the world’s seventh richest person despite losing $1.6 billion.
But hey, $1.6 billion, in a day.