Jeff Bezos is moving from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast.
The Amazon founder, 59, announced on Instagram Thursday that he is returning to Miami in the near future.
The post features a clip of Bezos from the early days of building Amazon. “Seattle has been my home since 1994 when I started Amazon out of my garage,” Bezos’ caption began.
After revealing that his father, Miguel Bezos, was behind the camera in the video, he continued: “My parents [Miguel and Jacklyn] they have always been my biggest support. They recently moved back to Miami, where we lived when I was younger (Miami Palmetto High class of ’82 — GO Panthers!).”
Jeff Bezos and his parents, Jacklyn and Miguel Bezos.
Bezos explained the motives behind his upcoming move: “I want to be close to my parents, and [fiancée] Lauren and I love Miami.”
He added that the operations of his airline Blue Origin are “increasingly moving” to Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Bezos recalled his time in Seattle over the past few decades, noting that it is the city where he has lived the longest.
“[I] I have so many amazing memories here,” he wrote. “As exciting as the move is, it’s an emotional decision for me. Seattle, you will always have a piece of my heart.”
In a 1994 clip shared by Bezos, the future billionaire is seen touring an office in his three-bedroom home in Seattle. Bezos stood among scattered papers and books, a giant whiteboard, fax machines and two desks with older computers in his home office.
“That’s about it,” he jokes as the camera pans across the office. “It doesn’t take long to tour the Amazon.com offices.”
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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez.
Bezos’ announcement follows his recent purchase of a seven-bedroom mansion on a small private island in Biscayne Bay. The mansion on the artificial island was purchased in September for $79 million, Bloomberg reported.
The September purchase comes after the businessman bought the house next door in June, which he purchased for $68 million. The two homes occupy about 1.8 acres on the Florida island, Bloomberg reported.
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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez relationship timeline
Before Bezos moved real estate, he proposed to his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez in late May.
“Her friends are thrilled that Jeff finally popped the question,” a source told PEOPLE. “They’ve been talking about it for a long time. All her friends say this is her dream come true. She found the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with and they felt the time was right.”
The two first went public with their relationship in 2019 after Bezos announced he was divorcing MacKenzie of 25 years.
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