Jeff Bezos is moving to Miami after three decades in Seattle
Why it matters: Miami is one of America's hottest new influence frontiers — the rising tech hubs that are spreading money, power and people beyond the traditional bubbles of the Northeast and California in the post-COVID, work-from-anywhere world.
What he's saying: "I want to be close to my parents, and Lauren and I love Miami," the Amazon founder and executive chair writes.
- "Also, Blue Origin's operations are increasingly shifting to Cape Canaveral."
- Bezos' post includes a throwback clip of him giving a tour (in a sweater) of the first "Amazon.com Inc." office, including the fax machine, his desk (with a server on top) and a big orange extension cord — "just one of the contraptions we have to have because there's not enough power in this room."
Bezos recently paid $79 million for a seven-bedroom mansion in the "Billionaire Bunker" of Indian Creek in the Miami area, shortly after buying a neighboring mansion for $68 million.
- He's not the only billionaire relocating to Miami.