Jacklyn Bezos- Inside the Life of Jeff Bezos’ Mother

Jacklyn Bezos

Jacklyn Bezos is the mother of Jeff Bezos. Jacklyn Bezos’s son is an American billionaire entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut. He is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, where he previously served as the president and CEO. He is also one of the richest people on the planet. With about 194.2 billion USD (2024) to his name.

Jacklyn Bezos: Bio Summary

NameJacklyn Bezos
Famous asMother of Jeff Bezos
BirthdayDecember 1946
Age78 years old as of 2024
Zodiac signSagittarius
ChildrenMark Bezos, Jeff Bezos, Christina Bezos
SpouseMiguel Bezos (m. 1968), Ted Jorgensen (m. 1963–1965)
parents Lawrence Preston Gise, Mattie Louise Strait

How old is Jeff Bezos’s mother?

Jacklyn Bezos (née Gise, formerly Jorgensen) was born on December 29, 1946, in the United States of America to her parents,  Lawrence Preston Gise and Mattie Louise Strait. As of 2024, Jeff Bezos’ mother, Jacklyn will be 78 years old.

Jeff Bezos’ mother, Jacklyn Bezos was pregnant with Jeff at a very young age when she was only 17, and she was in her school days.  At that time, Jacklyn Bezos’ husband, Ted Theodore Jorgensen, was only 19 years old. Jacklyn married Ted Jorgensen, Jeff Bezos‘ father when she was just sixteen. The marriage lasted just one year.

After their break up, she raised Jeff Bezos alone for some years. Even after giving birth to her son Jeff, Jacklyn did not stop her schooling, she also used to take Jeff to the night school. Jacklyn Bezos continued her schooling and also fulfilled her parental duties. After some years, in 1968, Jacklyn Bezos had her second marriage with Mike Bezos who was a Cuban Immigrant. Mike Bezos went ahead and adopted Jeff. The family then moved to Houston, Texas.

Regarding Jacklyn Bezos’ educational background, Jacklyn Bezos has completed her graduation from St. Elizabeth College. As of 2022, Jeff Bezos’ mother is the co-founder and a charity president of “Bezos Family Foundation”. The Bezos Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the rigorous. This foundation inspires thousands of young people with learning environments. The service provided by this foundation is worldwide. Apart from Bezos Family Foundation, Jeff Bezos’ mother, Jacklyn is also the “American Museum of Nat History” and “Robin Hood Foundation” board member. Moreover, Jacklyn is also engaged in the industry of “Consumer Discretionary Services”.

What is Jeff Bezos’ mother, Jacklyn’s Net Worth

As of 2022, Jeff Bezos’ mother, Jacklyn Bezos’ net worth is unknown, but it is sure that she has over millions of net worth. Likewise, talking about her son, Jeff Bezos’ net worth, his estimated net worth is around $180 billion. He is one of the Richest Men on earth. Jeff Bezos is an E-Commerce pioneer and earns billions.

As said earlier, Jeff Bezos was born the son of a single teen mom who was so strapped she couldn’t afford a telephone, and he is now the richest person in the world, worth $117 billion, according to Bloomberg.

His own story is inspirational as success stories go. But so is his mom’s.

“My mom’s incredible story. Wow. So grateful. So proud,” Bezos tweeted in 2019 with the hashtag ”#grit” and a clip of a commencement address Jacklyn Bezos delivered at Cambridge College on Sunday.

TWEET: My mom’s incredible story. Wow. So grateful. So proud. #Grit

“I can assure you that being a pregnant teenager in high school was not cool in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at that time,” Jeff Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner in 2018. “And so it was very difficult for her.”

Indeed, Jacklyn Bezos was barely 17 and a junior in high school when she gave birth to Bezos in 1964, she said in her commencement speech. The school administrators initially told her she would not be allowed to finish high school.

“It didn’t make any sense to me, so I pushed back and I kept on pushing back. And eventually the school relented, they would allow me to come back to school but there would be conditions,” Jacklyn said.

Those rules were harsh and dehumanizing: “Condition one, I had to arrive and depart school within five minutes of the starting and finishing bells. Condition two, I could not talk to other students. Condition three, I couldn’t eat lunch in the cafeteria. Condition four, I was told I would not be allowed to walk across the stage with my classmates to get my diploma,” Jacklyn Bezos said.

Still, Jacklyn complied, persisted and graduated.

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