Dell offers undisclosed number of employee buyouts

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. computer maker Dell is offering to buy out an undisclosed number of employees to cut operating expenses, the company said.

Icahn withdraws demand for Dell share appraisal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn said he has withdrawn a demand for a share value appraisal that could have stalled the sale of U.S. computer giant Dell.

Icahn says he is done fighting Dell deal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Investor Carl Icahn says he's done fighting the $24.8 billion Dell takeover bid by the U.S. technology giant's founder, which is scheduled for a vote Thursday.

Dell Inc, Michael Dell reach new terms on bid

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The special committee reviewing bids for U.S. computer company Dell Inc., said it has agreed on a new deal with company founder Michael Dell.

Michael Dell and backers tweak deal for computer giant

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 24 (UPI) -- Company founder Michael Dell and his financial backers have increased their offer to take U.S. technology giant Dell Inc. private.

Icahn tweaks his offer for Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 12 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has juiced up his offer for U.S. computer firm Dell Inc., a week before shareholders vote on a rival plan.

Advisory firm backs Dell buyout deal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 8 (UPI) -- An influential shareholder advisory firm Monday threw its weight behind Michael Dell's offer to take U.S. technology giant Dell Inc. private.

Dell considers 'wearable' computers

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 6 (UPI) -- The future of U.S. computer giant Dell could be in wearable computers, the company's vice president of global personal computing said.

Dell board goes with Michael Dell's $24.4 billion deal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 31 (UPI) -- The board at U.S. computer giant Dell said the best offer on the table was a bid by founder Michael Dell to take the company private.

Report: Blackstone gives up pursuit of Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- Blackstone Group said it was no longer interested in pursuing U.S. computer firm Dell Inc., partly due to floundering sales.

Dell's board strikes deal with Carl Icahn

ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 16 (UPI) -- The board of U.S. computer maker Dell has reached a deal with investor Carl Icahn that shapes his influence while the board ponders sale options.

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To go private, Dell Inc. denigrates Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Dell Inc. is basing its argument for going private on falling revenue and a need to reinvent itself, a regulatory filing says.

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Dell says it has new purchase offers

Dell says it has new purchase offers

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Dell says it has received bids from Blackstone Group LP and billionaire investor Carl Icahn that could best an earlier offer.
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Michael Dell
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Michael Dell, founder, CEO and chairman of the Board of Dell, after speaking to members of The Business Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington on February 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965) is an American business magnate and the founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc. He is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of US$14 billion in 2010.

The son of an orthodontist and a stockbroker, Dell attended Herod Elementary School in Houston, Texas. In a bid to enter business early, he applied to take a high school equivalency exam at age eight. In his early teens, he invested his earnings from part-time jobs in stocks and precious metals.

Dell purchased his first calculator at age seven and encountered his first teletype machine in junior high, which he programmed after school. At age 15, after playing with computers at Radio Shack, he got his first computer, an Apple II, which he promptly disassembled to see how it worked. Dell attended Memorial High School in Houston, selling subscriptions to the Houston Post in the summer. While making cold calls, Dell observed that newlyweds and people moving into new homes were most likely to buy a subscription. He targeted this demographic group by collecting names from marriage and mortgage applications. Dell earned $18,000 that year, exceeding the annual income of his history and economics teacher.

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