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The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Silicon Valley billionaire Tom Siebel says he’s recovering from broken ribs and legs after an elephant charged at him and a tour guide in the Serengeti a month ago.

"It was all happening so fast. There was no place to hide, no place to run," Siebel, founder of the Siebel Systems software company, said with the San Jose Mercury News.

Siebel said the animal plowed into the guide and then attacked him, breaking several ribs, goring him in the left leg and crushing the right leg. The Aug. 1 attack occurred during a safari in Tanzania.

He says he and the guide were watching a group of elephants from about 200 yards away when one animal charged at them without warning.

He says he expects to make a full recovery after reconstructive surgery and physical therapy.

Siebel’s estimated worth is $1.9 billion as of 2008.

Information from: San Jose Mercury News