Taking a high school equivalency test when he was 8 years old to enter the world of business, Michael Dell started his first business at age 12 – a marketing company – netted $2,000 in profit. Despite his early endeavours, Dell spent his high school days working part time as a dishwasher and selling newspapers. He formed a passion for tech, but opted to take a safer route in college: Pre-med. Dr. Dell didn’t quite ring with Michael. He started a small business on the side of his schoolwork, becoming successful enough for Dell to drop out. Now the 27th richest person in the world, Michale Dell is worth approximately $35 billion.
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