Larry Ellison

BMW Oracle Racing owner Larry Ellison poses next to the center hull of his BOR 90 boat in Valencia, Spain, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Although the America’s Cup has always been about ego, the billionaires involved in the current edition may have let theirs get out of hand. The courtroom rather than the water has been the focus in the buildup to the 33rd edition of the sailing classic, which will be sailed as a best-of-three series from Feb. 8. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)