Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at age 19. 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 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500.
Today, Dell Inc. is comprised of more than 100,000 team members who serve the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, education institutions and home computing users. From PCs and smartphones to the infrastructure and services that power the world’s most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell’s broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them.
In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital and in 1999 he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes.
ichael 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. He also serves on the Technology CEO Council and the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India and is a board member-elect of Catalyst.