Preston Bezos Wiki

He’s only known as the eldest son of Jeff Bezos, a business magnate who founded the  multinational technology company Amazon, which brought him enormous wealth, however, Preston Bezos seems to plan to be more than just a handsome heir, as media declared him.

Although Preston and his siblings were kept away from the media’s attention, some facts are known about them, such as the info that Preston was born in 2000, which as of March 2023, makes him 22 or 23 years old.

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The names of his siblings haven’t been disclosed, however, it’s known that Preston has two brothers and a sister, who was adopted, and was born in China. Preston and his siblings were raised by their parents, although the two divorced in 2019. Their mother’s name is MacKenzie Scott (nee Tuttle, then Bezos).

In one of his interviews, their father Jeff spoke about the way he and his wife raised their children, saying that they would give them sharp knives and tools to play with, which according to him, teaches them to be self-reliant.

Preston has no social media accounts, at least not under his real name, and it’s hard to find more information about him since he prefers to keep his private life away from the media’s attention. He made his first public appearance with his father at the 2020 Oscars.

Education

Preston attended a prestigious private high school, and upon matriculating in 2018, he enrolled at Princeton University, from which both of his parents also graduated. Preston hasn’t shared what is his area of interest and what studies is he attending.

Love life

As mentioned, Preston is quite secretive person when it comes to his personal matters, and since he’s rarely seen in public, nothing is known about his romantic life. There have been various rumors about his love life and even his sexual orientation, however, Preston hasn’t commented on these assumptions.

Briefly about his mother

Preston’s mother, MacKenzie Scott Tuttle is a novelist and well-known philanthropist. She was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 7 April 1970, in San Francisco, California USA, where she was raised by her parents alongside her two brothers.

She had an interest in writing from an early age, and MacKenzie wrote her first book aged six. Speaking of her educational background, she attended Hotchkiss School, and upon matriculating in 1989, enrolled at Princeton University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English.

Mackenzie met Preston’s father, her future husband in late 1992, and three months later MacKenzie and Jeff married. They were married from 1993 to 2019, when their divorce was finalized, and MacKenzie became the third-wealthiest woman in the world that year, Mackenzie leaving this marriage with a whopping $35.6 billion in settlement.

Jeff kept 75% of Amazon, and MacKenzie the other 25%.

In 2021, she married Dan Jewett, a high school teacher, however, MacKenzie filed for divorce in 2022, which was finalized in January 2023. There is no info about the divorce settlement, however, it is known that as of March 2023, MacKenzie has a net worth estimated at over $26 billion.

It is known that she donated a hefty sum of money to charities.

Who is the world’s third-richest man?

Born Jeffrey Preston ‘Jeff’ Jorgensen under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 12 January 1964, he recently celebrated his 59th birthday. Jeff is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Danish Americans.

His father, Ted Jorgensen, was a unicycle hockey player, and was19 years old when Jeff was born, while his wife, Jeff’s mother Jacklyn, just turned 17. However, despite challenging conditions, Jacklyn finished high school and attended night school to achieve her goals. Since Ted had a drinking problem Jacklyn left him in 1965,, and she and Jeff moved into her parents’ home.

Three years later, Jacklyn married Miguel Bezos who adopted Jeff, and his surname was legally changed to Bezos. Eventually, the family moved to Houston, Texas, where Jeff attended elementary school. Then, they moved to Miami, Florida, and there Jeff attended Miami Palmetto High School. Upon matriculating in 1982, Jeff enrolled at Princeton University, from which he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Electrical engineering and computer science), in 1986.

Following his graduation, Jeff was offered jobs at Andersen Consulting, Bell Labs, and Intel, among many others, however, he began working at Fitel. Later, he transitioned into the banking industry, and worked for Bankers Trust between 1988 and 1990, before joining D. E. Shaw & Co, a hedge fund, becoming the fourth senior vice-president aged 30.

He was already married to MacKenzie, and the two decided to leave their jobs and founded Amazon in a garage, which was originally an online bookstore. After Jeff diversified into online sales of video and music, and other consumer goods, by 2003, Amazon turned a profit of $400 million. In October 2013, Amazon was recognized as the largest online shopping retailer in the world.

Personal life

Speaking of his personal life, after his divorce from MacKenzie, it was revealed that he had an affair with Lauren Sanchez, an American news anchor and entertainment reporter, who gained fame as the host of the show “The View”.

Allegedly, the affair lasted for months, and many speculated that Lauren was the reason for Jeff’s and MacKenzie’s divorce. However, as of March 2023, Jeff and Lauren are still together, and they were often seen in public. In her interview for The Wall Street Journal, Lauren said that being Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend is amazing, adding that he is funny and sometimes ‘goofy’.

If you have wondered how rich is Jeff Bezos, according to Forbes, as of March 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $120 billion. Besides Amazon, Jeff is the founder of Blue Origin, a human spaceflight startup. In 2013, he bought The Washington Post and is one of the first shareholders in Google. He is also involved in the healthcare sector, and he invests in GRAIL, Zocdoc, and Juno Therapeutics. Jeff is known for participating in numerous charities.

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