On Sept. 12, 2013, Dell’s shareholders approved a $24.8 billion deal to go private, selling itself to a consortium of investors, including founder Michael Dell.
April 20, 1989 Michael Dell stands next to a conveyor belt at his company's production facility in Austin. As a freshman at the University of Texas, Dell started his computer company in 1984. In 1985, Dell released his first computer system, the Turbo PC, featuring an Intel 8088 processor and a 10MB hard drive. Rebecca McEntee/AP