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Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Washington Post and the online retailer Amazon.com, is the richest man in the world, with a fortune estimated at $136 billion.
But Bezos is much more than a multibillionaire. Bezos is an American political and cultural icon — and an inspiring husband and father.
While his fortune was growing, Bezos was growing in his own personal life.
He fell in love with one woman after meeting her at an Amazon warehouse, but then was smitten with his wife, MacKenzie, and decided to get married.
‘It’s such a romantic thing. We love each other,’ Jeff Bezos says in the clip above, which was published by The New York Times.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos of The Washington Post have been married since 2017, and have a 6-year-old son, Knox.
In other clips appearing on their Instagram account, the couple can be seen reading books together, and Jeff occasionally gives MacKenzie a kiss before it disappears from their shared feed.
The couple have traveled the world together, exploring remote indigenous cultures and their roots in their home country of the U.S., which they have often referred to as “our country.”
Jeff Bezos’s wife, MacKenzie Bezos, wrote an op-ed piece for The Washington Post in February 2019. She described their life together, what it means to them, and how he had been working to solve a problem that is “hindering an equal opportunity for women in science and technology.”
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Jeff Bezos is an engineer and entrepreneur
Bezos founded Amazon in 1994
His first startup was a music cassette-rental company called CDs & Dips
It went public in 1997 with a $1 billion valuation, and he sold to Jeff Bezos’s former boss, Michael Bezos, for $4.2 billion
Amazon was sold to Bezos’s old boss, Michael Bezos