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Michael Dell

Updated on May 29, 2013

Michael Dell


Michael Dell is the founder and chairman of an American technology corporation called Dell Inc.

Michael Dell was born on February 23, 1965 in Houston Texas. Dell attended Herod Elementary School in Houston, Texas. When he became a second-grader he started his first business, selling candy. When he was 15, he had his first experienced his first computer experience, when he took apart his new Apple II computer, and then reassembled it. Then he created a stamp auction business. Dell got people who wanted to buy some stamps together with people who wanted to sell some, and then they bid on the stamps. He went to Memorial High School in Houston, Texas. While being in highschool he sold subscriptions for the Houston Post. Selling to newlyweds Dell made $18,000, which he spent on buying a car and a computer. He also bought computer parts, assembled cheap computers together, and then sold them to his classmates. He attended the University of Texas. During this time he set up his first company called PC's Limited, which he later renamed to Dell Computer Corporation, which later became Dell, Inc.

In 1998, Michael Dell founded MSD Capital LP, a private investment firm, to invest in various small companies. In 1999 Michael and his wife, Susan, Founded the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, which deals mainly with providing poor urban children with proper health services and education. In 2002, Michel Dell received an Honorary Doctorate in Economic Science from the University of Limerick, honoring his investments in Ireland and in the local communityas well as support for educational initiatives. On March 4, 2004, he stepped down from being a CEO to become a chairman only. In 2005, he and his wife, along with 52 other entities contributed $250,000 (the legally allowed maximum donation) to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush. On January 31, 2007 Michael Dell Became the CEO again.


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