Marc Ostrofsky is New York Times Bestselling author of Get Rich Click! The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet!
His latest book by Simon & Schuster is "Word of Mouse: 101+ Trends in How We Buy, Sell, Live, Learn, Work, and Play!
He is an expert in researching, understanding and teaching others the various ways anyone or any business can use technology, gadgets, APPs and the Internet to be faster and more efficient. He is also an expert in how to make money online - often starting with just a great idea and using little or no money.
His own internet companies bring in $120 Million a year.
Called a "Technology Wildcatter" by the media, his venture capital firm has created a number of successful telecommunication, publishing and internet based companies. His last venture was with partners Ross Perot and Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks.
He is known for his record sale of Business.com in 1999 for $7.5 million which landed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most expensive domain name ever sold.
Ostrofsky founded five high tech Internet and telecommunications magazines and a dozen technology trade shows, which were later sold various larger publishing firms for $50+ Million.
He currently owns operating web sites including CuffLinks.com, SummerCamps.com, eTickets.com, and is a major shareholder and board member in Blinds.com, a $100+ Million a year web site selling window blinds and window coverings.
His domain name portfolio includes Consulting.com, Photographer.com, HeartDisease.com, MortgageCompanies.com, BeautyProducts.com and many others.
He was one of the early pioneers and founders of the voice mail/voice processing market, the private pay phone market, the operator services market, the telecom reseller & VOIP market and the prepaid telephone card market in the United States.
Prior to these ventures, Ostrofsky organized several internet and telecommunications magazines and technology trade shows. The magazines included Voice Processing Magazine, PayPhone Magazine, Public Communications Magazine, Telecom Business Magazine as well as over 15 conferences and trade shows on the deregulated telecommunications and internet marketplace.
He also founded www.idNames.com, an international domain name registry service that was sold to Network Solutions, and is now a division of VeriSign.
He has been interviewed by 1000+ media outlets and has been on ABC's "The View" on several occasions. He is a professional speaker domestically and internationally on entrepreneurship on the internet. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and was the initial creator of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA).
Ostrofsky purchased a world class sculpture and then worked with the Mayor of Houston to donate the piece to the City of Houston that now resides at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Terminal B, Houston, Texas. The plaque on the statue says: The "Star" of Houston's Cow Parade, a fundraiser for Texas Children's Hospital, this masterpiece represents the merging of the arts with aeronautics and depicts Houston's spirit of mingling creativity with opportunity. A dynamic interaction between businessman marc Ostrofsky, the City of Houston and airport officials made it possible for moonwalker to take up permanent residence here at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Mr. Ostrofsky has donated this fun sculpture to the City of Houston on behalf of his daughters for all to enjoy. Please feel free to take a photo with "Moonwalker".
Ostrofsky has 5 daughters including identical twin daughters, Kelly Ostrofsky and Shelly Ostrofsky, who were one of the few seniors in American history to graduate as co-valedictorians from their high school class - which got them on the front page of the Houston Chronicle and USA TODAY with President George Bush.
Ostrofsky is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a major in Marketing.
He splits his time with his wife Beverle in Aspen, Colorado and Houston, Tx. with their two dogs, Boogie and Woogie.