SAN FRANCISCO — Tech billionaire Michael Dell, who grew up in Houston before founding Dell Technologies, has pledged $36 million — the largest donation so far — to assist Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
“The scale of human tragedy is unprecedented,” Dell, who spent the first 14 years of his life in Houston, told USA TODAY in a phone interview Thursday, a day before the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation announced its gift.
J.J. Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, has raised his disaster relief goal to $5 million as donations continue to pour in for what began as a modest fundraising campaign in the wake of devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Time …