"Twenty years and $40 billion. They seem like good round numbers."
Michael Saul Dell was born on February 23, 1965 in Houston. His father was an orthodontist and mother, a money manager. Dell was interested in computers from a very young age. He joined the University of Texas but later gave up studies to pursue his entrepreneurial dream.
His parents got him an Apple II computer when he was 15. He disassembled the computer to find out how it worked, much to the shock of his parents.
Later, he bought an IBM computer and studied more all about making and upgrading computers, finally mastered the technique of assembling computers.
Image: Michael Dell, chairman, Dell Inc, during his visit to Bangalore. | Photograph:
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