Native of Houston, Texas, born in 1965. Michael Saul Dell attended Herod Elementary School and Memorial High School in Houston. In 1984, while attending the University of Texas at Austin, Dell started his own company, PC Limited, the forerunner of Dell Incorporated, with an initial investment of $1,000. In 1988, the company went public, was renamed Dell Computer Corporation. Dell was named the Chairman and CEO. In 1998, he founded MSD Capital, his private investment firm and family office. In 2003, Dell Computer Corporation was rebranded ...Contact us to see more Biography
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- The University of Texas at Austin
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- Dropped Out
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While studying in college, Dell worked for the Houston Post newspaper, finding new subscribers, through which he earned $18,000.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
Interests, Passion, Hobbies
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Vehicles - Cars
Description: Owns a 2004 Porsche Boxster, a 2005 Hummer H2 and a Porsche Carrera GT.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Art
Description: The Dell family's private investment firm, MSD Capital, bought $100 million worth of vintage prints from Magnum Photos in 2010 and lent them to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin (Dell's alma mater) for study and display.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Animals - Dogs
Description: He has two dogs.
Giving Profile: Director of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF). In 2013, the foundation had assets exceeding $800 million and donated more than $100 million; gives primarily to education, social and human services, arts and culture and community development causes. Notable recipients include: University of Texas, the Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Texas Education Agency, Texas Charter Schools Association, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, American Red Cross, Arts Center Stage, Charter School Policy Institute, Long Center for the Performing Arts, and Teach For America New York. Since 2004, the Dell Scholars Program by MSDF has awarded more than $69 million scholarships to Dell Scholars. In October 2014, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation reportedly donated $2 million to Bangalore, India-based education service provider Edutel Technologies to help provide learning solutions to underserved schools in India. In January 2015, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation reportedly pledged to donate $25 million, to fund the construction of Seton Healthcare Family's new teaching hospital in downtown Austin, Texas. The new hospital will be named "Dell Seton Medical Center" and is expected to open in 2017. As of September 2015, Dell has donated more than $1 billion to the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation since year 2000. In 2015, Medha, a U.S.-based non-profit organization announced a new collaboration with the MSDF to scale its Career Service Centres (CSC) and Employability Education Program to 1,500 students across Northern India. MSDF's grant funding and technical support enables Medha to establish CSCs in 50 educational institutions across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar until 2017. The fund also committed $2.7 million for the Quality Improvement Program (QIP) launched by the Directorate of School Education of Haryana. MSDF in collaboration with Essilor Vision Foundation, St. David's Foundation, Austin Community Foundation and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas organize the Vision Van campaign in Texas, where Kids Vision for Life Central Texas visits every six months and the children get a full vision screening and glasses if needed.Contact us to see more Philanthropy
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