Michael Dell started a billion-dollar tech company in his dorm room—if he was a teen today, ‘I’d be all over’ crypto

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Michael Dell started a billion-dollar tech company in his dorm room—if he was a teen today, ‘I’d be all over’ crypto

In 1984, at 19 years old, Michael Dell started Dell Technologies out of his University of Texas dorm room with just $1,000. Today, he's grown the company into a tech behemoth with a market value of . But if Dell was starting out in 2021, he'd likely dabble in a different kind of tech. When asked about his thoughts on young people starting out in the crypto space, whether it be with digital coins or other assets like nonfungible tokens (NFTs), Dell says that "if I was a teenager right now, I'd probably be all over that." In fact, he's personally invested in a few blockchain enabling technologies, the 56-year-old tells CNBC Make It. "I think it's super interesting. There's still a lot to be worked out in terms of what the investment looks like, and what type of investment it is for everyone, but I think it's interesting." That goes for his company as well. "We're helping a lot of customers implement blockchain at sort of the enterprise level," Dell says. Growing up, Dell had many of the same hobbies and interests as kids today who spend their time or . Just like kids today may rebuild their computers

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