Jeff Bezos is moving to Miami after 29 years in Seattle


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is moving to Miami, Florida, just three weeks after snapping up a seven-bedroom mansion on a small private island in Biscayne Bay.

The tech tycoon — who has been based in Seattle since 1994 — said he’s making the move to be closer to his parents and Blue Origin’s operations in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He announced the move on his Instagram account on Thursday.

“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,” wrote Bezos. “Seattle, you will always have a piece of my heart.”

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Last month, Bezos snapped up the property in Indian Creek, Florida, for $79 million, Bloomberg reported. The area is known as “Billionaire Bunker” for its extremely rich residents. The transaction closed on October 12, real-estate news outlet The Real Deal reported, citing the Multiple Listing Service database.

The purchase in the exclusive neighborhood is next to another property he bought this summer for $68 million

Amazon and Bezos did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.

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