Who are Jeff Bezos' children? Meet Amazon CEO's 3 sons and adopted daughter who will inherit his massive wealth
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and presently the richest man in the world, has announced to step down as the company’s CEO. In a statement released by Amazon, it was stated that Bezos will step down from the CEO’s position in the third quarter of 2021 and become executive chairman of the company. Bezos, 57, will be replaced by Andy Jassy, presently the head of Amazon’s cloud computing division, who has been considered a potential successor to Bezos for years.
Latest reports show that Bezos has a net worth of $196.2B.
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Who was Jeff Bezos' wife?
Bezos, a summa cum laude graduate from Princeton, started Amazon from his garage in 1993. He single-handedly built the international company from scratch.
Bezos met his former wife MacKenzie Scott (nee Tuttle, formerly Bezos) in 1992 before he started working on his dream project. They fell in love and got married in 1993, and moved to Seattle together, from where Bezos started Amazon. Unfortunately, the couple announced their divorce in 2019 after a prolonged period of separation. Bezos is currently dating news anchor Lauren Sánchez.
Who are Jeff Bezos's children?
Jeff and MacKenzie are parents to four children — three sons and one daughter. They adopted their daughter from China. His children tend to stay away from the limelight so it is quite difficult to know much in detail about them. We only found the name of his 20-year-old son — Preston Bezos.
Preston Bezos is the eldest son of Jeff and MacKenzie. He followed his father’s footsteps to join Princeton University, as per a report by Web of Bio. Interestingly, Preston is the middle name of Jeff Bezos as well, who was born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen. Preston is known to enjoy traveling and loves Mexican food. He has claimed Miami as his favorite holiday destination in the world.
Bezos now shares 50/50 custody of their children with his former wife. He is a doting father who is often spotted taking his children to dinner or other outings. In an interview, he once advised his children: “Be proud of your choices, not your talents. You’ve gotta figure out what you love. And it’s going to bring you great joy.”
His children are likely to inherit his enormous fortune in the future. After his divorce from MacKenzie, Jeff retained 75% of Amazon’s stocks while she received 25% of the shares. He also gave 4% of his company to MacKenzie.