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Jeff Beitzel Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Jeff Beitzel was born in the United States of America, and was a businessman and reality television personality, best known for establishing several successful automotive companies such as Quantum Fuel Systems, of which he was the COO, and also for starring in the reality show “The Real Housewives of Orange County”. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing.
How rich was Jeff Beitzel? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $3 million, mostly earned through the success of his numerous companies. He helped create and expand several automotive businesses, serving in high positions in them. He reportedly earned a salary of $725,000, but all of his achievements ensured the position of his wealth.
Jeff Beitzel Net Worth $3 million
Jeff attended Lehigh University, and would graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering. After his studies, he started working at the Ford Motor Company, and after gaining a lot of experience, he began establishing his own automotive businesses, which included Quantum Fuel Systems Technology; the company focuses on fuel storage, fuel efficiency, and natural forms of fuel. Beitzel eventually rose up to become the COO of the company in 2005. Other groups he worked for include Tecstar Automotive Group (formerly Starcraft Corp.) and Powertrain Integration. He served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Tecstar and was the president of Tecstar subsidiaries, as well as the President of Powertrain Integration. Quantum Fuel Systems eventually merged with Tecstar, but Powertrain Integration on the other hand focuses on powertrain solutions including highway systems, alternative fuels, and other services. Thanks to all of these endeavors, his net worth continued to increase.
Jeff eventually became engaged to reality television star and businesswoman Gretchen Rossi. Since then, he started appearing in the hit reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Orange County”, which helped somewhat in increasing his net worth further. The show started in 2006 airing on Bravo TV, its premise being to show the professional and personal lives of several women residing in Orange County. Rossi started appearing in the show during the fourth season, and Jeff started getting featured on the show when they became engaged. The show also featured his battle with leukemia.
For his personal life, it is known that Jeff was married five times before becoming engaged to Rossi; he passed away in 2008 from leukemia. After his death, his ex-wife and three children started challenging Rossi in the press, claiming the Beitzel never really intended to marry her. The issue was also brought out because it was reported that Jeff left Gretchen several million dollars in his estate. Despite this, Rossi has shrugged off most of the statements against her and even dedicated a social media post to Jeff during the anniversary of his death. She’s also reported to have spent time with his kids, even amidst rumors of infidelity during their relationship. One of Jeff’s children has commented that all the publicity didn’t really matter, because in the end his father loved Rossi.