Moving to Austin? You should know about Dell. Although not Michael Dell’s only entrepreneurial venture, it is certainly his most successful! Dell Computer Corporation began with just $1,000 in 1984, as PC’s Limited, in Michael Dell’s dorm room at the University of Texas. Building customized computers for businesses and computer enthusiasts was such a success, he left college after his freshman year to dedicate his time to his business. Four years after it’s start, the company went public, generating $85 million in capital and at the same time, creating the Dellionaire. Many of the initial investors in Dell still feel the comfort of a well made investment. In 1996, Dell moved it’s main headquarters to Round Rock from its previous location in the Arboretum. In 2014, Chariman Michael Dell orchestrated a buyout of the company taking it private once again. Dell employs about 14,000 central Texans.
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