Ted Jorgensen is a bike shop owner and the biological father of Jeff Bezos. Jorgensen didn’t know that he was the father of Amazon’s founder until a few years before his death.
Let’s find out about Ted Jorgensen and what is his part in Jeff Bezos’ life?
Who was Ted Jorgensen?
Ted Jorgensen was born on October 10, 1944, and his birthplace was Chicago but later moved to Glendale, Arizona. Jorgensen is the owner of his own bicycle shop named Road Runner Bike Center.
Ted Jorgensen was married to Jacklyn Gise in the early 1960s. At that time, they were school students and they had a son Jeffrey who was born in 1964.
But sadly, after some time their marriage life didn’t work well and they divorced, and Jacklyn was married to Miguel Bezos. After Ted’s ex-wife married Miguel he legally adopted Jeffrey Jorgensen and he changed the name to Jeff Bezos.
On the other side, after the divorce, Ted married Linda and stayed forever until his death, the couple spent 27 years of togetherness.
Ted Jorgensen didn’t know about his son until a few years before his death in 2015. Jeff Bezos is only a biological child of Ted.
Jeff Bezos Life After His Parents Divorce
After Ted and Jacklyn get divorced there was no contact between them which cut the connection between Jeff and his biological father.
Jeff’s step-father Miguel used to work in an Exxon company, so this couple moved to Houston, and later they again shifted to Miami. Where Jeff Bezos was attending Miami Palmetto High School.
Jeff was good at his studies and he finally, graduated in 1982. After that, he finished his degree from Princeton University in electrical engineering and computer science.
With lots of hustle and hard work Jeff Bezos finally, managed to open his own office in a garage in 1994. The investment money was $300,000 which he lend from his parents warning it can also go to waste and he may never recover it.
But time has another plan for Jeff Bezos he quickly grew his book online store business to a mega e-commerce store and made the company public in 1997.
At that time, the company was already started to make millions of dollars. He quickly grew the company and got a loan of $2 billion to buy other smaller online e-commerce businesses to dominate the marketplace.
Is Ted Jorgensen The biological father of Jeff Bezos?
Yes, Ted Jorgensen is the biological father of Jeff Bezos. But due to Jeff’s mother never making any connection with her ex-husband, Bezos was completely unaware of his biological father.
Even Ted Jorgensen did not know about his son, who was turned into a billionaire and listed as one of the richest men on earth ever lived.
Later Jorgensen, know about his biological son in 2012. When this news was caught by the media many companies started to visit his shop for interviews.
At the interview, Ted said that he was not a good father for Jeffery nor a good husband for his wife. He also said he hoped to establish a connection with his son not for wealth but just to shake a hand with him and want to say to Jeff Bezos that he has done well.
But Bezos seems that he is not interested in his biological father. Since there was no connection between them and he only knew that his father was Miguel, maybe the reason Bezos doesn’t have any feelings about Ted.
Is Ted Jorgensen still alive?
At the age of 70, on March 16, 2015, Jeff Bezos’s biological father Ted Jorgensen passed away. He failed to meet his biological son but did get a letter from Jeff Bezos.