$1.5 Million Tuition Bill for Houston Dad Marc Ostrofsky
Unique bonds are often formed between fathers and daughters. When it comes to college, dads will sometimes give an arm and a leg to give their daughters the best that money can buy. But dad, if you think that thousands of dollars is going to cut it, think again.
A Houston dad plans to spend $1.5 million in tuition so that his five daughters can experience higher education.
“We’re looking at roughly $60,000 to $70,000 per child per year,” said internet tycoon Marc Ostrofsky.
He spent last week traveling across the county to attend three of his daughters’ graduations. Kelly graduated from Duke and her twin, Shelly, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. The youngest, Mary Grace, graduated from high school in Houston and will attend Boston University in the fall.
Daughter Maddy graduated from Berklee School of Music last year, and Tracy attends the University of Denver.
Four years ago, when the twins graduated from high school, family friend George W. Bush urged them to attend separate colleges.
“Ladies, I advised my twins not to go to the same college,” he said. “It may have been the last time they ever listened to me.”
The girls took the former president’s advice. In addition to the twins, all the sisters decided to spread out, and Ostrofsky spends tens of thousands of dollars in travel expenses in addition to a whopper of a tuition bill.
Money isn’t really an issue however. He makes a more-than-respectable living advising Internet entrepreneurs on how to make money. The best-selling author, who wrote Get Rich Click, sold the domain name to Business.com making him $7.5 million richer and landing him in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Via The Huffington Post
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