Kristina Öztürk, 23, met millionaire husband Galip Öztürk, 57, during a trip to the Republic of Georgia, where the businessman settles down after leaving Turkey, his home country.
A year ago, the couple decided to expand their family. After spending £138,000 (more than $195,000) hiring a surrogate, the family size has grown rapidly and now they have 21 children, including a daughter of Kristina’s own.
20 surrogate babies A YEAR
The couple has to hire 16 nannies to care for their children at a cost of £67,700 ($96,000) per year.
When Kristina, from Russia, met Mr. Galip, who was once married at the time, they both shared the dream of having a large family. The young woman now spends all her time with her children and does “all the things that mums normally do”.
Galip and Kristina -welcomed their first surrogate child Mufasa last March. They then spent $11,000 each time they hired a surrogate mother. Now 20 of their children are between 4 and 14 months old.
The millionaire family, who now lives in a three-story mansion, uses up 20 large diaper bags and 53 boxes of infant formula a week.
“It costs about $5,000-$6,000 (£3,500-£4,200) per week for essentials for all the kids. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a bit less.”
Busy but happy
Kristina said her 6-year-old daughter is delighted and enjoys playing with the kids, even feeding them or reading them stories.
Moreover, she does not currently plan to have more children by hiring surrogates in the future but does not rule out having more children through natural methods.
Usually, the kids go to bed from 8 pm to 6 am the next morning, while she wakes up at 7 am. The young mother says she doesn’t get enough sleep, but to her, it’s not a big deal when it’s her decision to have a big family.
Her husband, Galip, regularly shares family photos on his 213k-follower Instagram. The businessman works in the fields of tourism, transportation, and finance.
He is the founder of Metro Holding and currently has a $500 million investment at Georgia.
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