The founder and CEO of Dell Inc (NASDAQ:DELL), guru Michael Dell (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the 50 wealthiest people in the world. As a philanthropist, he has been generous with his money through the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation he established in 1999; as an investor, his portfolio is handled by MSD Capital, which has had great success in managing his investments.
In the fourth quarter, Dell added Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL), a Bellevue, Wash.-based company that designs, makes and markets products mostly for aerospace and defense customers, to his portfolio, buying the stock twice in December. Dell purchased 1,624,578 shares for an average price of $112.56 per share. Del’s first Esterline purchase had a 32.77% impact on his portfolio; his second purchase had a 23.1%. Continue Reading »