Jeff Bezos family tree: Who are the members of the Bezos family?

JEFF BEZOS is one of the richest men in the world and the owner of retail giant Amazon.

Mostly known for his mass wealth and occasional trips to space, Jeff Bezos has become one of the most recognisable figures in the world of celebrity.

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Who is in the Bezos family tree?

While much is known about the Amazon founder, not so much is known about his family.

We give you the rundown on the Bezos clan:

Ted Jorgenson

The biological father of Jeff Bezos abandoned his wife and child when he was only three-years-old.

When he married Bezos’ mother, he was a hard-drinking 18-old-old circus performer.

Due to his drinking habits, he found it difficult to hold down a job and this was a major factor in the split from Bezos’ mother.

The marriage fell apart and Jacklyn asked him to stay away from her and their son.

Mike Bezos

The adoptive father of Jeff Bezos has proven to be a major catalyst in the life of the Amazon owner.

He married Jacklyn when Jeff was four-years-old, a Cuban immigrant, who had just moved to the USA.

The man who acted as inspiration to his adopted son throughout his life, Mike Bezos is now a billionaire himself.

Jacklyn Bezos

His mother was very young when she had Jeff but returned to school to finish her education, often taking her young son to night classes with her when it was permitted.

It was Jacklyn and Mike who loaned Jeff $245,000 (£195k) in 1995 to start his business venture.

He did point out to them at the time that there was a 70% chance they would not see their loan again.

MacKenzie Bezos

The wife of Jeff Bezos, she is also a famous American novelist.

Born and raised in California, she graduated from Princeton University.

After taking up a writing course under Toni Morrison, she was earmarked as the best writer on the course and was to go on and win the 2006 American Book Award.

Two of her most famous books are Traps and The Testing of Luther Albright.

The couple have four children, three boys and a daughter who they adopted from China.

Mark Bezos

The step-brother of Jeff Bezos, Mark has a very different outlook on life by comparison.

He worked as a communications manager for some years while also being part a poverty-fighting charity in New York.

Mark Bezos was also the captain of a volunteer fire company in the city.

He now works as a director of the Bezos Family Foundation.