If you read what he is winning this award for it is deserved. He revolutionized the computer industry by introducing the just-in-time inventory and direct retail sales of computers to customers as well as basically showing the world the usefulness of the web as a sales medium. Apple and the rest of the industry copied these 3 ideas directly from Dell, so before you go claiming BS you gotta give credit where credit is due. Apple has done a great job adopting these models often even surpassing Dell in inventory status. But Dell started it all.
Not to say I care much for Dell the man. The bastard remodeled my supermarket to match the exterior of the Dell campus and his minions fill up all my favorite lunch spots in Round Rock. Dellionaires are arrogrant SOBs. Nice to see their parking lot a little less full now of days