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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is relocating from Seattle to Miami

Jeff Bezos, the visionary entrepreneur who famously founded Amazon in his Seattle garage back in 1994, has made the decision to bid farewell to the city that played a pivotal role in the company's early years. He is now set to relocate to Miami, where he will be in closer proximity to his parents and his space venture, Blue Origin.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is relocating from Seattle to Miami

Bezos shared this momentous decision with the world via an Instagram post on a Thursday evening, accompanied by a video tour of one of Amazon's very first workspaces—his garage in the Bellevue suburb of Seattle, Washington. It was within this modest garage that Bezos initiated Amazon's journey in 1995, starting as an online bookseller before eventually transforming the business into the e-commerce and cloud computing giant we know today.

In his heartfelt message, Bezos reflected on his time in Seattle, stating, "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."

Amazon's meteoric growth significantly impacted the landscape of Seattle, particularly the South Lake Union neighborhood, where the company's headquarters stands. The corporation's success turned Seattle into a prominent tech hub, attracting a wave of well-compensated tech professionals. However, this transformation also brought about higher housing costs and a surge in homelessness.

In 2021, Jeff Bezos relinquished his role as Amazon's CEO, passing the torch to former cloud division head, Andy Jassy, while transitioning into the role of executive chair for Amazon's board. With his newfound free time, Bezos has been able to focus on personal projects, including the Earth Fund and Blue Origin, his space exploration endeavor. Additionally, he oversees the Washington Post, which he acquired in 2013.

Bezos has long expanded his horizons beyond Seattle. He recently made headlines for his $150 million acquisition of two adjacent properties in Miami's exclusive Indian Creek Village, colloquially known as the "billionaire bunker." Beyond this, Bezos possesses various properties around the globe.

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