Richest BusinessRichest Billionaires
Net Worth:
$1.2 Billion
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
United States of America
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What is Michael Krasny's Net Worth?

Michael Krasny is an American businessman who has a net worth of $1.2 billion. Michael Krasny is a self-made billionaire who secured his place among the world's richest as a founder and former CEO of CDW Corporation. Established in 1984, the company is a provider of technical gadgets, including computers and networking equipment. Of Jewish descent, Mr. Krasny is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Shortly upon graduation, he began working as a Toyota car salesman at his father's auto dealership. Not being satisfied with the job, he quit his post to take classes in computer programming. After being tight on cash, he was forced to sell his own computer.

A deal which made him recognize the growing demand for computers. Soon, he was buying and reselling computer units, which eventually led to the creation of Computer Discount Warehouse in 1984. It was in 1993 when he took the company public and in 2006, he sold CDW to Madison Dearborn Partners for only $7.3 billion. Nowadays, Michael Krasny serves as the President of Sawdust Investment Management Corp. Also a great philanthropist, he has given more than $350 million in shares to charity and remains active in supporting Jewish and medical causes. Married with one child, he now resides in Highland Park, Illinois.

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