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Facts of Ted Jorgensen

Full NameTed Jorgensen
First NameTed
Last NameJorgensen
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CityChicago, Illinois
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLinda, Jacklyn Gise
Date of BirthOctober 10,1944
Age79 years

Ted Jorgensen is the biological father of American internet entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor and industrialist, Jeff Bezos.

Divorced his first wife 

Ted Jorgensen was an owner of a bike shop in Glendale, Arizona.

He fell in love with Jacklyn Gise, and she was a high school student at that time. 

Shortly after dating, the couple tied a nuptial bond in a small wedding ceremony. 

However, their relationship did not work, and they ended up in divorce. 

Ted Jorgensen son Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife Jacklyn Gise.
Ted Jorgensen son Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife Jacklyn Gise. Source: Instagram

Died at the age of 70.

The couple together had one son whose name is Jeff Bezos, in the year 1964

After getting separated from his first wife, he married a woman named Linda.

They were together till he died in the year 2015. He passed away at 70

The reason behind his death remains unknown. 

He has spent very little time with his son and lost all contact with him after his ex-wife got married to another man. 

His ex-wife remarried 

After the divorce, his son moved with his mother only. Later his ex-wife, too, remarried a guy named Mike Bezos (a Cuban immigrant) in 1968

Mike Bezos adopted his son officially as he willingly gave his consent, and after adoption, his new father changed his surname from Jorgensen to Bezos.

The newly wedded couple moved to Huston and to live a new life. 

His husband was then working for the Exxon Company. He worked as an engineer there. 

The couple has been together and strong. The couple has two children together whose names are Mark Bezos and Christina Bezos

Ted Jorgensen son Jeff Bezos with his stepfather.
Ted Jorgensen son Jeff Bezos with his stepfather. Source: Instagram

Came to know about his son in 2012

It is shocking that he only came to know about him being one of the richest men in the world, and the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is his son.  

He became aware of the fact after biographer Brad Stone went to interview him, who was writing a biography on his son.

He also mentioned that he was not a good husband to his ex-wife and even not a nice father to his son. 

His last wish was to shake hands with his son and also to get acknowledged as his father. 

But there was no move taken from his son. However, it has been said that his son had sent him a letter

Parents of four children 

His son met novelist MacKenzie Tuttle while working for D.E. Shaw in Manhattan in 1992

The two dated for a year and then finally tied the knot in 1994

The couple then shifted to Seattle, Washington, where he founded Amazon.

They are blessed with four children. Among them, there are three sons and one daughter who the couple adopted from China.  

The couple divorced each other after being married for 25 years.

They announced their split up on Twitter on the 9th of January 2019.

As for alimony, he gave 25% of the stock ($35.6 Billion) to her in the Amazon company. 

Ted Jorgensen son Jeff Bezos with his wife and children.
Ted Jorgensen son Jeff Bezos with his wife and children. Source: Pinterest

How did Ted’s son get lucky earlier in his childhood days?

Ted’s son recalled how he was lucky in his childhood days. Jeff explained that everyone get gifts, and other than that, we get certain things in our life that we feel very lucky about. 

However, one of the most powerful ones is who you have taken as the early role models. Jeff claimed that his grandfather was his role model in a large sense. 

Also, included his mom and dad as well. The gift he mentioned here was his incredible family. Furthermore, Jeff stated that he had spent an unusual amount of time with his grandparents but mostly with his grandfather on the ranch.  

He praised his grandfather, saying he did all the things by himself. He clarified that if there is a problem, there is a solution too. 

He was filled with wisdom, Jeff added. He also shared the words his grandfather said to him at one time, “It’s harder to be kind than clever,” pointing it as powerful wisdom he received. 

Other than that, Jeff also talked about his brother, who played an important role. He stated that he is currently serving as a volunteer firefighter in Scarsdale, New York

He confronted his brother to be one of the funniest people he knows. Jeff said he is very close with his sister and brother and thanked his mom for that. 

He also shared that his mother takes all her grandchildren for one week every summer. By doing so, he and his sister and spouses can spend more time together and go on a trip. 

The career of Ted Jorgensen

Ted used to work for a low-wage retail store in his earlier days. He was a circus performer too. 

Other than that, as mentioned above he owned a bike shop and the named of the shop was Road Runner Bike Centre

It’s been said that his store was popular among local people in those days.

Jeff on the role of his grandfather in his life

His grandfather is one of the most influential people in his life. Bezos’s mom was still in high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when she had him. 

She was just 17 then, so being pregnant in her teen in Albuquerque was not cool then. They tried to kick her out of the school, but her father (Jeff’s grandfather) always had her back. 

During a sit-down interview with Mathias Dopfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE, Bezos explained the role of his grandfather.

According to him, he spent an unusual amount of time with his grandparents, especially with his grandfather, on the ranch his grandparents owned in South Texas

When he was four, his grandparents were taking him in the summer so that his parents could have a break since they were so young. 

He said when he was four, his grandfather created an illusion that he was helping his grandfather on the ranch, which he believed he did not, but by the age of 16, he was helping him. 

The most important thing about his grandfather was that he was resourceful. 

He did everything himself and didn’t call a vet if one of the animals felt sick figuring out what to do. 

Also, his grandfather was full of wisdom. He recalled the time when he made his grandmother burst into tears and his grandfather’s word of wisdom then, which was influential. 

He said his grandmother was a chain smoker and on the way to their long road trip. Bezos was about ten years at the time. 

On the way, there was an anti-smoking radio advertisement that had a sort of figure in it saying every puff of cigarettes takes so many minutes off of your life. 

He said he could not remember how many minutes, but it was probably two minutes. Bezos was then calculated to figure out how many years she had taken off of her life and told his grandmother how many years she had taken off of her life, after which she burst into tears. 

Then his grandfather stopped the car and took him out of the car. Bezos, at the time, thought he was angry with him, but he wasn’t and said incredible words of wisdom. 

He said, “You are going to figure it out one day that it’s harder to be kind than clever.”

Net worth 

Year Net Worth Annual income  
2020$184.6 billion $74 Billion 

His net worth is under review. 

But his son Jeff Bezos is estimated to have a net worth of $184.6 billion, which is an insane amount of money. 

His annual income is around $74 Billion.

Source of income 

He accumulated his income and wealth being a founder of a successful company called Amazon

He is also an investor and has invested in many projects like 10000-year Clock.

Even in this pandemic, his company, Amazon, has hired 175000 employees to meet customers' demands. 

As per Forbes, Jeff is one of the richest persons in the whole world. 

Although he is wealthy but does not like to spend much on materialistic things, he even drives the Honda Accord

But he has the habit of buying luxurious properties like house & Lakehouse in Washington, Beverly Hills mansion, and Warner State, which cost the US $165 Million.

He is the owner of two highly expensive private jets like the Gulfstream G650


  1. He died at the age of 70.

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