Father of Amazon founder lives in Glendale

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- The author of a new book about Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of the website Amazon.com, found Bezos's father in Glendale, Ariz.

Tedd Jorgensen, 69, owns Road Runner Bikes on Happy Valley Road, according to writer Brad Stone.

Stone traveled to Arizona last year to meet Jorgensen and discovered the bicycle shop owner did not know his son was a famous Internet entrepreneur.

In an excerpt of his book released Thursday Stone writes that Joregensen "didn't know who Jeff Bezos was and was baffled by my suggestion that he was the father of this famous CEO."

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Click here to read about Stone meeting Jorgensen