Michael Saul Dell is best known as the founder, chairman and CEO of Dell, a leading producer and seller of PCs. He is also an investor, author and philanthropist. Presently, he owns 12% of the company stocks and shares and the rest of his income is sourced from investments which are managed by a firm called MSD Capital.
Not only is he an absolute professional, but also a supporter of many charitable causes and donates funds to many organizations on a regular basis.
Let us now look at the illustrious family of Dells
Dell Parents – Alexander Dell & Lorraine Charlotte Dell
Michael’s father, Alexander Dell, worked as an orthodontist and mother Lorraine Charlotte was a stockbroker. Michael was born into a family of Jewish origin.
Dell Spouse – Susan Dell
Michael married Susan Lynn Lieberman in 1989, a Texas native and the couple had four children together. Susan was an athlete earlier and is currently the chairperson of their charity foundation called ‘The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’.
Apart from this, she also runs a fashion label called ‘Phi’, and has featured in Vogue, for her fashion industry related ventures.
Dell Children – Alexa Dell, Kira Dell, Juliette Dell and Zachary Dell
The Dell couple have three daughters and one son.
Dell Siblings – Adam R Dell
Michael also has a younger brother named Adam Dell, who is a venture capitalist. Adam actually began his career as a corporate attorney, who worked at a private firm in Texas before getting into the line of Venture capital business. Adam is also currently a visiting professor at University of Texas School of Law.
Dell Niece – Krishna Thea Lakshmi Dell
Michael Dell has a celebrity niece, Krishna Thea Lakshmi Dell, born to Adam Dell and a well known model with Indian origin, Padma Lakshmi.
As of now, Michael Dell has a net worth of US $19 billion, which makes him the 47th richest person in the world, and 26th in the United States of America.
As a drop-out (from the University of Texas in Austin), Michael Dell sure has come a long way. The man started out by selling PCs from his apartment, while setting up his company ‘Dell Inc.’ at the age of 24, and won the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from the Inc. magazine, in the year 1989. Not only this, in a span of eight years, ‘Dell Inc.’ made it to the Fortune magazine’s list of the ‘Top 500 Corporations’.