Michael Dell

CEO and Chairman at Dell Technologies

Leader

He is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure companies. He is ranked as the 39th richest person in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of US$ 28.6 billion as of September 2018.

Early life

Dell was born in 1965 in Houston, to a Jewish family whose surname reflects the translation into English of the original German Thal (“valley” or “dale [q.v.]”; modern common-noun spelling Tal) upon the family’s immigration to the United States. The son of Lorraine Charlotte (née Langfan), a stockbroker, and Alexander Dell, an orthodontist, Michael Dell attended Herod Elementary School in Houston. In a bid to enter business early, he applied to take a high school equivalency exam at age eight. In his early teens, he invested his earnings from part-time jobs in stocks and precious metals.

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