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Michael Dell, one year after taking company private

He's just pleased to have his namesake firm to himself

What MIchael Dell doesn't yearn for is a life under the eyes of Wall Street. "I went public in 1988 because we needed the capital, and we needed to be known." And now? "Been there, done that."

New York

A YEAR after spending US$24.9 billion taking his computer company private, Michael Dell is gleeful to have his namesake firm to himself. And to be done with Wall Street.

"This morning on the treadmill I was watching Bloomberg and CNBC, all the circus clowns," Mr Dell said