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Michael Dell

Michael Dell, born in February 1965, is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded in 1984 with $1,000 and an unprecedented idea — to build relationships directly with customers. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500.

Michael is the author of Direct From Dell: Strategies That Revolutionized an Industry, his story of the rise of the company and the strategies he has refined that apply to all businesses.

In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife formed the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to manage the investments and philanthropic efforts, respectively, of the Dell family.

Michael serves on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the executive committee of the International Business Council and is a member of the U.S. Business Council. Michael also serves on the Technology CEO Council and the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

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