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Michael Dell

Chairman & CEO
Dell Technologies

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information. With revenue of more than $102B, Dell Technologies is one of the world’s largest IT companies serving the needs of global corporations and governments to small businesses and consumers.

Michael founded Dell in 1984 at the age of 19, and in 1992 became the youngest CEO ever on the Fortune 500. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry.

In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, now DFO Management, a private investment firm that exclusively manages the capital for the Dell family. And in 1999, he and his wife, Susan Dell, established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to accelerate opportunity for children growing up in urban poverty in the U.S., India and South Africa.

Michael is active with the World Economic Forum, the International Business Council and is a member of the Technology CEO Council and the Business Roundtable. He supports Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management in Beijing, the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and serves on the board of Catalyst. Michael is also the author of two books, Direct from Dell and Play Nice But Win.

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Events featuring Michael Dell
Events featuring Michael Dell