It’s prime time for a move.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that he is ditching the birthplace of his trillion-dollar company for the warmth of Florida — where he recently snatched up multiple mega-mansions.Bezos, 59, revealed he was leaving his longtime home of Seattle in a nostalgic Instagram post, paired with a throwback video of his much-younger self showing off the original Amazon headquarters that he ran out of his garage.“It doesn’t take long to tour the offices of Amazon.com, Inc,” the then-30-year-old CEO says of the one-room office.His father, from behind the camera, cheered on his future billionaire son: “We are in the nerve center!”Bezos said he would be leaving the notoriously dreary northwestern city behind to follow his parents, who also recently made the move to Miami, where the family lived during Bezos’ high school years.The move is also partially motivated by Blue Origin — his space exploration company — whose “operations are increasingly shifting to Cape Canaveral.” His fiancée, media personality Lauren Sanchez, 53, will also be making the cross-country move.“I want to be close to my parents, and Lauren and I love Miami,” Bezos wrote.“Seattle has been my home since 1994 when I started Amazon out of my garage,” Bezos wrote in the Instagram caption.“I’ve lived in Seattle longer than I’ve lived anywhere else and have so many amazing memories here. As exciting as the move is, it’s an emotional decision for me. Seattle, you will always have a piece of my heart.”The announcement comes just two weeks after the world’s third-richest man bought a $79 million mansion in Florida’s exclusive “Billionaire Bunker” island next door to a $68 million estate he scooped up two months earlier.The two sprawling properties take up more than 3 acres of land on the man-made barrier isle Indian Creek Island, a fortress that lies on the outskirts of Biscayne Bay, and boasts its own municipality, mayor and police force.The pricier home, a 19,064-square-foot abode built in 2000, boasts seven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a pool, theater, library, a wine cellar, a sauna, maids’ quarters and six garage spaces.In comparison, the neighboring 9,259-square-foot manse he bought back in August has just three bedrooms and three bathrooms.He reportedly plans to bulldoze the measly pad and build a new palatial megamansion.He scooped up the adjoining properties — sinking a staggering $147 million into the island — months after proposing to Sanchez with a colossal diamond worth a reported $2.5 million.Bezos also owns a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas, which is near the base of Blue Origin, the private space company he founded, as well as a $96 million Fifth Avenue apartment that occupies the entire 21st through 24th floors of a building overlooking Madison Square Park.
03 Kasım 2023 - 05:55
Jeff Bezos shares nostalgic video to reveal he’s leaving Seattle, birthplace of Amazon, for Miami
The CEO paired the announcement with a video of his much-younger self showing off the original Amazon headquarters that he ran out of his Seattle garage.
03 Kasım 2023 - 05:55