Oxley hasn’t slowed down after selling hosting business.
When HostGator founder Brent Oxley sold his company to Endurance International Group in 2012, he did what a lot of entrepreneurs in Texas do after selling a business: he bought a ranch. Oxley found his new home in an 18,000+ acre ranch about two hours west of San Antonio in Uvalde, Texas.
But unlike many people who cash in on a big sale, Oxley isn’t slowing down with his entrepreneurial endeavors. Not only is he churning out more internet businesses (more on that later), he has also turned the ranch into a business.
I traveled to Ox Ranch this past weekend to see what Oxley has developed on the massive property.
As I entered the ranch, I saw dozens of small animals on both sides of the road. About a quarter of a mile later I was suddenly surrounded by much larger animals: giraffes. The ranch is home to dozens of exotic animals including wildebeest, buffalo and camels. Although my attempts to feed the giraffes failed, it was still remarkable to get so close to these animals.
Seeing the animals was nice. But what I really came to the ranch to experience was driving a tank. Click here to continue reading…