The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2013

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3. Michael Dell

Chairman, CEO, Dell

Michael Dell says he feels liberated and energized now that he has completed the $24.9 billion buyout of the company. Liberated and energized indeed. Dell is calling the $57 billion company he founded in his college dorm room the world's largest startup.

Competitors should be worried. Dell has a crystal-clear vision on where he wants to take the company,y with an aim toward making Dell an unparalleled enterprise computing power with a big channel footprint. Dell, in fact, expects the company, which does $15 billion a year in channel sales, to make significant investments to grow that channel business. In fact, he said the channel could grow from about one-third of the company's sales to as much as 60 percent.


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