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Michael Dell          

Founder, Chairman & CEO of Dell

Michael Saul Dell is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world's largest technology infrastructure companies. He is ranked as the 37th richest person in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of US$20.8 billion as of February 2017.

In 2011, his 243.35 million shares of Dell Inc. stock were worth $3.5 billion, giving him 12% ownership of the company. His remaining wealth of roughly $10 billion is invested in other companies and is managed by a firm whose name, MSD Capital, incorporates Dell's initials. On January 5, 2013 it was announced that Michael Dell had bid to take Dell Inc. private for $24.4 billion in the biggest management buyout since the Great Recession. Dell Inc. officially went private on October 29, 2013.

On October 12, 2015, Dell Inc. announced its intent to acquire the enterprise software and storage company EMC Corporation. At $67 billion, it has been labeled the "highest-valued tech acquisition in history". The acquisition was finalized September 7, 2016.

Dell is the founder of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation which provides philanthropic support to a variety of global causes. He is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. As well, he is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council, and the Business Roundtable. Dell serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India and is a board member of Catalyst. He has also served as the United Nations Foundation's first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.

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Michael Dell: Going Private Is Paying Off for Dell - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Michael Dell writes that a year later, we're able to focus on customers and the long term, rather than activist investors.

Fab life of Michael Dell - Business Insider

On September 7, Michael Dell once again defied the naysayers and closed the largest technology acquisition in history, the $65 billion purchase of EMC.

Michael Dell

The deal was the result of Michael Dell's long-awaited plan to accelerate his company's presence in the cloud computing business, which is dominated by ...

News Judge rules Michael Dell, Silver Lake underpaid for Dell ...

A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpaid for personal computer maker Dell by 22% as part of a buyout in 2013 worth ...

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