Dell got his start at 19 selling computers out of his University of Texas dorm room, grossing $80,000 by the end of his freshman year.
Dell's DFO Management owns the Four Seasons Maui, plus indirect stakes in Applebees, IHOP, Calvin Klein and reportedly Grand Central Station.
Michael Dell is chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, which formed in 2016 via Dell's $60 billion merger with computer storage giant EMC.
In late 2018 Dell Technologies returned to public markets through a complicated financial restructuring.
Dell's cloud software arm, VMware, spun off in 2021; in 2022 microchip firm Broadcom agreed to buy the company in a $61 billion deal.
Much of Dell's fortune lies in his private investment firm DFO Management, which has stakes in hotels and invests in liquid corporate credit.
In 2017, Dell donated $1 billion to his foundation, which focuses on child poverty; it makes both impact investments and charitable donations.
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