It was 10 years ago that Michael Dell, speaking before several thousand technology executives at ITxpo97 in Orlando, answered a question about what he would do if he were CEO of Apple with a remark he probably instantly regretted:
As others have noted, Apple’s (AAPL) market capitalization today is more than double that of Dell (DELL):
But don’t shed a tear for Micheal Dell. According to a list of the 400 wealthiest Americans published last month, his net worth is more than triple Steve Jobs’.
[Chart comparing 10 years of Apple and Dell share prices courtesy of NASDAQ.]