Theodore Anthony Sarandos Jr., popularly known as Ted Sarandos, is a prominent businessman recognized for his role as the Chief Content Officer and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Netflix. He started working with Netflix in 2000 after a meeting with the Netflix CEO in 1999. Ted is an American from Arizona and makes over 20 million dollars as his salary.
Within the last few years, Ted Sarandos’s net worth has increased significantly. He is estimated to be worth over $260 million. He mostly gets his income through his work with Netflix.
Ted Sarandos Early Life
Theodore “Ted” Anthony Sarandos Jr. is an American born on July 30, 1964, in Phoenix, Arizona. His father, Ted Sarandos, was an electrician, whereas his mother was a homemaker. He and his five siblings grew up in Arizona; the entire family was an entertainment-obsessed family, which enabled him to watch countless television shows and films as a child.
He spent hours watching shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, The Jack Benny Program, and I Love Lucy. While his family couldn’t travel to see any part of the world, he saw the world through movies, television, and books.
Due to his passion for film, he had a strong instinct to know what people want when walking into a video store. While writing for his high school newspaper, he met and interviewed Ed Asner. His interview with Ed instigated more interest as he began interviewing people in politics, entertainment, and journalism.
As of 2022, Ted Sarandos’s net worth is estimated at $260 million.
Ted Sarandos Netflix
Ted Sarandos joined Netflix in 2000 after meeting with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. He is the Chief Content Officer and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Netflix, a role that allows him to oversee Netflix’s original entertainment and programming efforts. He was responsible for initiating the first original programming at Netflix, which started with Lilyhammer before creating House of Cards, featuring Kevin Spacey.
Ted Sarandos Parents, Siblings
Ted Sarandos is the fourth of five children in the Sarandos family. He has three older sisters and a younger brother who all lived together in Arizona before moving to Los Angeles. His paternal grandfather came to the United States from the Greek Island of Samos as a young boy. Initially, his family name was Kariotakis before it was changed to Sarandos.
Ted Sarandos Wife
Michelle Sarandos is Ted’s first wife. The couple had two children, Sarah and Tony. The family later moved to Los Angeles after he got his job at Netflix. However, things didn’t go well as expected as Michelle and Ted got divorced. Nevertheless, he later got married to Nicole Avant, a politician and a one-time Ambassador to the Bahamas during the tenure of President Barack Obama.
Zende and Nicole got divorced because she was pregnant, which is something he couldn’t bear. However, the pair split as Zende began dating her friend, Sasha.
Ted Sarandos Kids
Ted Sarandos has two children with his first wife. His first daughter is Sarah Sarandos, while his son is Tony Sarandos.