After His Web Startup Sold for $220 Million, He Built a Disneyland for Exotic Game Hunters, of Course
#TIA – How Brett Oxley got filthy rich and what he’s now doing to compound it
“After Brent Oxley sold the Web-hosting platform HostGator for $220 million, he wanted to get into a business a little more…wild. His pivot was Ox Ranch Investment, a high-end hunting ranch in Uvalde, Texas, where visitors can hunt zebras, kangaroos, and other exotic and native species for trophy fees as high as $35,000. Despite criticism from animal rights groups, Oxley has turned this niche resort, which occupies a plot of land larger than Manhattan, into a company growing at 1,965 percent per year, earning it the No. 246 spot on the 2018 Inc. 5000. –As told to Catherine Perloff
I started Hostgator.com in my college dorm room back in 2002. About a year in, I was making more than the average college graduate with a business degree. So I decided to drop out. Fast-forward to 2012, I sold the company. I grew it from around $1,000 in my bank account, a one-man show, to more than 1,000 employees, over $120 million in annual revenue and eight million websites hosted.”
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