Born: February 2, 1965
Place of Birth: Houston, Texas
While attending the University of Texas, Michael Dell envisioned that computers could be sold without going through a retail store or middleman.
He first began selling computers out of his dorm room at the university and, later, was referred to as "the dormitory millionaire."
In this process, Michael Dell also realized computers should be designed and built according to the consumer's specifications.
Finally, the sale of computers in this manner meant that there had to be prior service and support programs put in place.
Michael Dell, with only a thousand dollars initially, founded Dell Computer Corporation, and started building computers only after the orders for such had been placed.
Dell Computers is now recognized as the largest seller of computers over the internet.
He become the youngest CEO in history to be included in the Fortune 500 list.
In 1999 he wrote a best selling book entitled "Direct From Dell: Strategies That Revolutionized an Industry."
Dell is listed as one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth in the billions of dollars.
Recognition for Dell includes being named "Entrepreneur of the Year" from Inc. magazine, "Top CEO in American Business" from Worth Magazine, and "CEO of the Year" from Financial World and Industry Week magazines
Michael Dell also serves on the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
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