Michael J. Saylor (born February 4, 1965) is an American entrepreneur and business executive. He is the co-founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of MicroStrategy Incorporated, a global provider of business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services.
Saylor authored the book, The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, which was ranked on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists when it appeared in 2012. Saylor is also the sole trustee of The Saylor Foundation, a provider of free online education.
Saylor was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on February 4, 1965 and spent his early years on various Air Force bases around the world, as his father was an Air Force chief master sergeant. When Saylor was 11, the family settled in Fairborn, Ohio, near the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In high school, Saylor was valedictorian and voted most likely to succeed.
In 1983, Saylor enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on an Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship. At MIT he was selected to train in the ROTC's jet pilot program and double majored in aeronautics and astronautics as well as science, technology and society. He also joined the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, through which he met the future co-founder of MicroStrategy, Sanju K. Bansal. In 1987, Saylor graduated in the top one percent of his class and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force...
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