Siebel Injured in Africa

By Beacon Staff

Tom Siebel, the billionaire technology executive best known in Montana for being the original financial backer behind the drug prevention campaign, the Montana Meth Project, was injured during a recent safari in Africa. According to Reuters, Siebel is back in the U.S. recovering.

From Reuters:

“I got pretty banged up…I have a really badly broken leg,” he said in an email.

“I’m fine. Back now and working online,” he added.

Siebel made a name for himself in the 1990s when he quit Oracle Corp to open Siebel Systems, a company that pioneered customer relationship management, or CRM, software. Siebel flourished and quickly became a thorn in the side of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who tried and failed to develop a successful CRM package of his own.

Ellison eventually bought Siebel’s company.

Forbes magazine ranks Siebel as one of the world’s 500 richest men, estimating his worth at about $1.5 billion.