Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly been offered a board seat at software giant Oracle — as company founder Larry Ellison prepares to testify as a witness for the prosecution in one of Netanyahu’s upcoming corruption cases.
Ellison, one of Silicon Valley’s most outspoken supporters of Israel, personally asked the ex-prime minister to join the company’s board, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Tuesday.
Netanyahu denied the report; an Oracle spokesman declined to respond, according to Haaretz.
The Oracle gig would reportedly come with an annual salary worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as shares in the company, which has a market capitalization of nearly $240 billion.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied the report that he is taking an Oracle board seat — a gig that reportedly pays from $450,000 to $800,000 a year, according to Haaretz. Maya Alleruzzo/AP
Ellison — who Forbes estimates is the seventh-wealthiest person in the world with a net