Jeff Bezos was born as Jeff Jorgenson to his father Ted Jorgenson. When he was 3, his parents got a divorce because Ted was a raging alcoholic and a deadbeat father.
Ted abandoned him and refused to pay child support after divorcing his mother. He refused to reach out to his son and totally forgot about his existence.
Jeff's mother remarried a man named Miguel Bezos.
Guess what? Her new husband Miguel legally ADOPTED Jeff and changed his surname from Jorgenson to Bezos!
Yes. His name was changed from Jeff Jorgenson, his biological father's surname, to Jeff BEZOS his stepfather's surname.
Jeff's biological father abandoned him and refused to contact him throughout his childhood and as he grew into an adult. But when news broke out that Jeff was now a billionaire and one of the richest men in the world, his biological father tried to contact him.
When interviewed by journalists, Ted said "Iâm anxious about it. I would like to connect with him. Iâm not in great health. I donât plan on dying just yet but it does make me think, it plays a part in wanting to see him.
I'm his biological father and I just want to shake his hand and tell him heâs done well and be recognised as his father."
Jeff declined. Jeff refused to meet up with or acknowledge Ted till he died in 2014. Jeff did not attend the burial either.
All the times Jeff was interviewed, he said it loud and clear that he does not know or care about his biological father. That his father is Miguel Bezos who adopted him.
Let me write exactly what he said, word for word.
"I've never met him. The reality, as far as I'm concerned, is that my Dad (Miguel Bezos) is my natural father. The only time I ever think about it, genuinely, is when a doctor asks me to fill out a form".
Want to know the kicker?
Jeff's father remarried, but had no other children in his life again. His only biological child was Jeff.
I know you already know the point of this story but let me reiterate it.
Deadbeat fathers deserve nothing.
If you decide to abjudicate your duties as a father, maintain that same energy when your child becomes somebody in the future.
And women, if the father of your child is a deadbeat father, you are well within your rights to change your child's surname to yours or your new husband's.
All the curses and vex against you are ineffective.
I mean, look at Jeff Bezos.