After Nearly Three Decades in Seattle, Jeff Bezos Announces Relocation to MiamiNovember 3, 2023
Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, is making a significant relocation, leaving Seattle, where he has been based since 1994, to settle in Miami, Florida, just a few weeks after acquiring a luxurious seven-bedroom mansion on a private island in Biscayne Bay.
The tech magnate cited his desire to be closer to his parents and the operations of his space exploration company, Blue Origin, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as the main reasons behind his move. He shared this personal decision via his Instagram account, emphasizing the mix of excitement and emotion that accompanies such a substantial change. Jeff Bezos, the world’s third-richest individual with a fortune estimated at $161 billion, expressed gratitude for his long-standing connection to Seattle, which holds numerous cherished memories.
This move holds particular significance because Amazon’s establishment in Seattle transformed the city into a prominent tech hub, a journey that began when Bezos launched Amazon in 1994 from the garage of his rented house in Bellevue, Washington, following a cross-country road trip from New York to Seattle.
In the real estate arena, last month, Bezos made headlines by acquiring a property in Indian Creek, Florida, for a staggering $79 million, as reported by Bloomberg. The transaction was officially completed on October 12, according to The Real Deal, citing the Multiple Listing Service database. The nearly 2-acre mansion is described as exuding “timeless European glamour” and was constructed in 2000, as detailed in the sales listing. The residence boasts an array of luxurious features, including a home theater, a library, a pool, and a wine cellar. Notably, this purchase is in close proximity to another property he acquired earlier this summer for $68 million.
Indian Creek has earned the moniker “Billionaire Bunker” due to its elite and extremely affluent residents. In 2021, Zillow ranked it as the most expensive neighborhood in the United States.
The private island of Indian Creek is known for its rigorous security measures and is meticulously guarded, as previously reported by Insider’s Hannah Towey in December 2022, following a visit to the area. Other prominent residents of this enclave include investor Carl Icahn and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
As of the time of this report, neither Amazon nor Jeff Bezos had responded to Insider’s request for comments, which was sent outside regular business hours.