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With 3 of His 5 Daughters Graduating This Week Marc Ostrofsky is Going Plane Crazy (and Paying $1.5 Million for College Educations Probably Doesn't Help)!

It's a good thing that domain industry pioneer and author Marc Ostrofsky knew how to Get Rich Click! (the title of the best selling book he released last year). Ostrofsky estimates it will end up costing him $1.5 million to put his five daughters through college and that doesn't count the air fares he is racking up crisscrossing the country to attend three graduations this week alone! 

Ostrofsky, who lives in Houston, Texas,  just finished the first ceremony at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where Kelly Ostrofsky graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Evolutionary Anthropology. Now he flies to St. Louis. Missouri where Kelly's twin sister, Shelly Ostrofsky, will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University with degrees in Psychology and Spanish.

After watching the twins both graduate with honors, Ostrofsky will then fly home to Houston 

Marc Ostrofsky

for another daughter's high school graduation from Kinkaid Prep School on Friday (she will move on to Boston University). Marc's oldest daughter graduated from college last year and now works for Sony in New York City while yet another is an undergrad at the University of Denver).

When the Ostrofsky twins graduated from high school four years ago, former U.S. President George W. Bush (who has twin daughters of his own) gave them a piece of advice - "Ladies, I advised my twins NOT to go to the same college. It may have been the last time they ever listened to me. You should listen to your dad and NOT go to the same college so you can each grow as individuals," Bush told them. 


Kelly Ostrosky (L) and Shelly Ostrofsky (R) get some advice from former U.S. President (and fellow Houstonian) George W. Bush four years ago when the twins graduated from high school.

They took his (and Marc's) advice. At Duke Kelly studied fossils in South Africa and Georgia (the nation that was once part of the Soviet Union, not the U.S. State) and she plans to do more research this summer in Ethiopia. Both Kelly and Shelly now plan to take a year off to see more of the world,  then either go to graduate school or look for a job in their field of expertise.

With all of those college bills to pay, Marc will likely keep writing and investing in or developing domain names. I can't swear to that though because Marc's only comment for the record was "Let's just say I have less hair than I did five years ago and what little there is has turned gray!"

((Posted May 15, 2012)  

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