Jon Eicholtz is a successful American real estate developer, investor, and engineer, who rose to an even greater prominence after he married Barbara Eden - an American actress widely popular for her roles in I Dream of Jeannie, and Flaming Star. Eicholtz is a well-known architectural engineer by profession and has created some spectacular designs worldwide. Although Eicholtz's designs have made him famous, he has opted to stay away from the public eye and as such, information about his early childhood is not forthcoming. Likewise, not much fact is available about his previous marriages and he is not present on social media.
However, his marriage to Barbara Eden has put him in the public eye and it has generated much attention because they have celebrated their 30th years anniversary and still going strong. Barbara Eden has been married twice before tying the knot with Jon Eicholtz, and she is currently enjoying over 30 decades of marital happiness. Moreover, the couple are philanthropists and have given scholarships to students who want to pursue a career as professional actors.
Biography of Jon Eicholtz
Jon Eicholtz was born Jon Truesdale Eicholtz on August 22, 1989. He is a native of Topeka, Kansas City, United States, according to online sources. However, he has made no mention of his parents, possible siblings, and other personal details.
Talking about his education, Jon Eicholtz attended Kansas University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1962. He majored in architectural engineering and has over 50 years 0f experience working in the building industry. He led the team that designed and constructed the 30-story commerce tower, located in Kansas City, and has also designed some architectural masterpieces in the United States and beyond.
Jon Eicholtz’s net worth
Jon Eicholtz's career as an architectural engineer and a real estate developer has earned him a huge income. Over the years, he has worked on several iconic buildings that are truly remarkable and he has a great deal of experience in navigating design challenges and making things work.
Apparently, this has been able to fetch him a lot of money which has accumulated into a net worth of between $10 million and $20 million as of 2023.
Jon Eicholtz’s wife, Barbara Eden is a popular actress
Barbara Eden is an American actress and singer whose career span more than five decades and has appeared in over 21 movies and over 50 TV shows. She was born on, August 23, 1931 in Tucson Arizona and her birth name is Barbara Jean Morehead. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School in San Fransisco from where she graduated in 1949. She was a cheerleader in High school and began to sing at the local nightclub before 14.
Prior to gaining massive fame and influence, Barbara Eden appeared in several films and TV shows such as Back from Eternity (1956), and, How to Marry a Millionaire (1957). She also appeared in famous TV shows such as I Love Lucy, and Perry Mason, among others.
However, it was the widely popular sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie, that shot Eden Barbara to the limelight and has remained one of the most iconic shows of her career. The sitcom enthralled audiences worldwide for five years (1965 – 1970) and also gained a cult following.
Furthermore, Eden appeared in the role of Stella Johnson in the movie, Harper Valley P.T.A., which aired from 1981 to 1982, and has also acted in several other movies which include, including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Wonderful World of The Brothers Grimm, Five weeks in a Ballon, The Brass Bottle, and many more. She has written an autobiography, Barbara Eden: My Story, published in 1986, as well as a memoir, Jeannie Out of the Bottle, in 2011.
Barbara Eden has received some commendations for her successful career including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Law Degree by West Los Angeles University School of Law.
Jon Eicholtz’s Marital Life
Jon Eicholtz and Barbara Eden have been married since January 5, 1991. The couple was joined together in marriage at the Cathedral Church in San Fransisco with few guests in attendance. Eicholtz has been married thrice, and Barbara Eden is his third wife. Not much is known about his first two marriages but we know that his second wife passed away from cancer. He met Barbara Eden after the death of his second husband and they dated for a long time before getting married.
Meanwhile, Barbara Eden’s first husband was fellow actor, Michael Ansara who she married in 1995. They welcomed a son, Mathew Ansara, on August 29, 1965; their joy knew no bounds. However, Eden and Michael Ansara divorced when their son was nine years old in 1974.
Later, Barbara Eden moved on and married a former marketing Executive at the Chicago Sun-Times, Charles Fegert in 1977. However, their marital relationship was short-lived as the couple went their separate ways in 1983, as a result of Fegert’s drug addiction and physical abuse of Eden.
Sadly, Eden suffered the loss of her only child, Mathew Ansara, who died on June 25, 2001, at the age of 35 from an overdose of heroin.
Jon Eicholtz and his wife Eden are well-known philanthropists and have contributed part of their earnings to some charity groups as a way of giving back to society. They are actively involved with popular charity organizations such as Save the Children, Make-a-wish Foundation, and the American Heart Association.
They have also given scholarships to students of Eicholtz’s alma mater, the University of Kansas, who wish to pursue acting at a professional level.
Jon Eicholtz’s social media
Jon Eicholtz does not have a profile on any of the social media sites visited. However, his wife makes up for his absence as she shares photos and videos of herself and her husband on her Instagram. Her Instagram profile is @officialbarbaraeden and she enjoys a large followership.