Jeff Bezos, who started Amazon in a garage in Seattle thirty years ago, is now moving to Miami.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bezos is leaving Seattle, where the billionaire founded Amazon out of a garage nearly three decades ago.

On Thursday evening, Bezos, who is 59 years old, shared on Instagram his intention to move back to Miami, where he attended high school, in order to be nearer to his parents and his significant other, Lauren Sánchez.

Bezos resigned from his position as CEO of Amazon, remaining in Seattle, almost three years ago. In a post on his social media, he announced that Blue Origin, his rocket company, is now focusing more on operations at Cape Canaveral. Miami is approximately 200 miles south of Cape Canaveral.

Although the relocation is thrilling, it is a decision that brings up strong emotions for me, Bezos shared on Thursday. He also mentioned that he has spent more time living in Seattle than any other place.

In 1994, Bezos made Seattle his residence when he founded Amazon in his garage. In his Instagram post on Thursday, Bezos shares a short video of a tour of Amazon’s initial modest office, with his father filming.

In the video, a young Bezos remarks that touring the offices of Amazon-dot-com Inc doesn’t require much time. He gestures towards his desk, a fax machine, and a lengthy orange extension cord, which was necessary to provide the room with extra power.

Bezos, one of the wealthiest people in the world today, has lavish properties in Miami, which has already attracted some other big names in tech over recent years. Last month, Bloomberg News reported that Bezos had purchased a mansion in South Florida’s “Billionaire Bunker” for $79 million, just two months after buying a neighboring estate for $68 million.

Both mansions are in Indian Creek, an exclusive man-made barrier island in Miami. Celebrity neighbors include Tom Brady, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

In the beginning of 2021, Bezos resigned from his position as CEO of Amazon, stating his intention to focus on philanthropy and other ventures. However, he maintains significant control over the company as its executive chair and largest shareholder.