Jeff Bezos is leaving Seattle after the billionaire founded Amazon in a garage there almost three decades ago. In an Instagram post on Thursday night, he revealed his intention to relocate to Miami. This decision is driven by his desire to be closer to his parents and his partner, Lauren Sánchez, as well as his fondness for the city where he spent his high school years.
The New York Post shared a captioned version of the video on Instagram.
Jeff Bezos, who left his position as Amazon’s CEO nearly three years ago, announced on social media that his rocket company, Blue Origin, is gradually transitioning its operations to Cape Canaveral. Notably, Cape Canaveral lies approximately 200 miles south of Miami.
“As exciting as the move is, it’s an emotional decision for me,” Bezos captioned the video Thursday. He also mentioned that Seattle has been his longest place of residence among all the places he has lived.
The Video Showcases Jeff Bezos’ Humble Start with Amazon
Seattle has been Jeff Bezos’ home since 1994, the year he founded Amazon in his garage. In the Instagram post, Bezos takes us on a brief video tour of Amazon’s humble first office, with his father capturing the moments behind the camera. “It doesn’t take long to tour the offices of Amazon-dot-com Inc,” Bezos quips in the video. He then gestured towards his desk and a fax machine. Finally, he points out a long orange extension cord required to provide extra power to the room.
Jeff Bezos, a prominent figure in the tech industry and one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, possesses opulent properties in Miami. In recent years, the city has become a magnet for other influential figures from the tech sector. According to a report by Forbes, Bezos acquired a magnificent $79 million mansion in South Florida’s illustrious “Billionaire Bunker” just last month, shortly after purchasing a neighboring estate for $68 million.
Both mansions are located in Indian Creek, an exclusive man-made barrier island in Miami. Notably, this prestigious neighborhood boasts celebrity residents such as Tom Brady, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner.
In early 2021, Bezos decided to step down as CEO of Amazon, expressing his intention to dedicate more time to philanthropic endeavors and other personal projects. Despite his departure from the CEO position, Bezos continues to hold significant influence over Amazon as the executive chair and remains the company’s largest shareholder.
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