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Michael Dell

Birthdate: 23. February 1965

Michael Saul Dell is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world's largest technology infrastructure companies. He is ranked as the 37th richest person in the world by Forbes, with a net worth of US$20.8 billion as of February 2017.

In 2011, his 243.35 million shares of Dell Inc. stock were worth $3.5 billion, giving him 12% ownership of the company. His remaining wealth of roughly $10 billion is invested in other companies and is managed by a firm whose name, MSD Capital, incorporates Dell's initials. On January 5, 2013 it was announced that Michael Dell had bid to take Dell Inc. private for $24.4 billion in the biggest management buyout since the Great Recession. Dell Inc. officially went private on October 29, 2013.

On October 12, 2015, Dell Inc. announced its intent to acquire the enterprise software and storage company EMC Corporation. At $67 billion, it has been labeled the "highest-valued tech acquisition in history". The acquisition was finalized September 7, 2016.

Quotes Michael Dell

„I love this idea of human-machine partnerships because in my mind it’s always been very clear. It’s not about humans or machines, it’s about humans and machines.“

—  Michael Dell

SDxCentral: "Michael Dell Says Robopocalypse Is Fake News, Future Is Software Defined" https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/michael-dell-says-robopocalypse-is-fake-news-future-is-software-defined/2018/04/ (30 April 2018)

„Every technology creates good and bad. You can sit here and say, "AI is really bad, we shouldn't have AI" - that's nonsense. We have to figure out how to use it in a responsible way, that's our job.“

—  Michael Dell

ZDNet: "AI shouldn't be held back by scaremongering: Michael Dell" https://www.zdnet.com/article/ai-shouldnt-be-held-back-by-scaremongering-michael-dell/ (02 May 2018)

„Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people … or find a different room..“

—  Michael Dell

Commencement address to University of Texas at Austin in 2003 http://www.graduationwisdom.com/speeches/0048-dell.htm.

„We have a long history here of integrating the technologies closer together. This is what customers have been asking us to do. It is what we are doing. It is working extremely well. There is much, much more to come here.“

—  Michael Dell

CRN: "Michael Dell: 'Much, Much More To Come' On Dell EMC VMware Integration" https://www.crn.com/news/data-center/300104941/michael-dell-much-much-more-to-come-on-dell-emc-vmware-integration.htm (11 June 2018)

„What would I do [with Apple]? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.“

—  Michael Dell

Dell: Apple should close shop http://cnet.com/news/dell-apple-should-close-shop in CNET (6 October 1997)

„I do think a founder has special permission to make sweeping changes across an organization.“

—  Michael Dell

Forbes: "A Private Conversation with Michael Dell, 'The Man In The Arena'" https://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2013/10/30/a-private-conversation-with-michael-dell-the-man-in-the-arena/#580b1a633275 (30 October 2013)

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