October 11th, 2013
09:51 AM ET

Estranged Father Discovers His Son Is Amazon Billionaire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been estranged from his biological father since he was three. But in a new book out next week, Author Brad Stone reveals that he found Bezos' estranged father in Arizona.

Not only did Ted Jorgensen not know his son is the billionaire founder of Amazon, he didn't even know if Bezos was dead or alive.

Brett Larson, host of TECHbytes, gives insight on the story adding:

Stone "went through a lot of steps to track this guy down because he knew this person existed, Jeff's father. He went over to Arizona, eliminated half the list, found him randomly through articles about unicycles."


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  1. Cynthia Griffin

    I hope they meet someday, even if they never have a relationship. Every person needs to know who their parents are. We don't know what the circumstances were with his parents. I had a child at 16 and gave her up for adoption and found her when she was 18 but waited till she looked for us (her father and I married after high school) and at 25 she inquired to the adoption agency about us. We met and have had a wonderful relationship with her adopted family. She said you always wonder what your parents look like and were you came from. She said she was so blessed to have biological brothers 3 of them and a sister Most of all was so happy that she was conceived in Love and that Love was still there. Please Mr Jeff Bezos give your Dad a chance to have his son in his life... Life is to short to miss opportunities like this. God Bless you both... will follow this story.

    October 30, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Reply

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