Jeff Bezos—Amazon founder, owner of The Washington Post, and one of the world’s wealthiest people (worth a reported $161 billion)—is moving back to his hometown: Miami, where he attended high school more than 40 years ago.
It’s not like he has to go house-hunting. The Princeton-educated Bezos owns a couple of adjacent Indian Creek mansions worth around $150 million in total.
Here’s how the buff billionaire described his upcoming relocation from Seattle to one of Miami’s toniest islands:
“Seattle has been my home since 1994 when I started Amazon out of my garage. That’s my dad behind the camera in this video, touring Amazon’s first ‘office.’ My parents have always been my biggest supporters. They recently moved back to Miami, the place we lived when I was younger (Miami Palmetto High class of ’82 — GO Panthers!) I want to be close to my parents, and Lauren and I love Miami. Also, Blue Origin’s operations are increasingly shifting to Cape Canaveral. For all that, I’m planning to return to Miami, leaving the Pacific Northwest.
“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.”
Photo courtesy of Bezos’ Instagram