Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced his move from Seattle to Miami, citing personal reasons and a desire to be closer to his parents and Blue Origin’s Cape Canaveral operations.
In an Instagram post, the billionaire expressed his affection for Seattle, where he founded Amazon in his garage in 1994 and grew it into a global retail giant.
The post also featured a video of Bezos at Amazon’s first office in Seattle, reflecting on his visit to the company.
He captioned the post: “Seattle has been my home since 1994 when I started Amazon out of my garage. Behind the camera in this video is my dad, touring Amazon’s first “office.” My mom. -Father has always been my biggest supporter.
They recently moved back to Miami, where we lived when I was younger (Miami Palmetto High Class of ’82 – Go Panthers!) I want to be closer to my parents, and Lauren and I love Miami. . Additionally, Blue Origin’s operations are increasingly shifting to Cape Canaveral. For all this, I plan to leave the Pacific Northwest and return to Miami.
I’ve lived in Seattle longer than anywhere else and have so many wonderful memories. As exciting as this move is, it is an emotional decision for me. Seattle, you will always be a piece of my heart.”
Bezos’ private space company, Blue Origin, is relocating its operations to Cape Canaveral, Florida, with proximity becoming a key factor in their relocation.
Amazon’s rapid expansion in Seattle significantly changed the city’s landscape, turning it into a tech hub with high-paid tech workers, expensive food options, and rising rents.
The move is expected to have both personal and business implications for Bezos as he divides his time between Miami and Blue Origin’s activities.