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Mark Bezos

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Mark Bezos
Born
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationTexas Christian University
💼 Occupation
  • Businessman
  • investor
👩 Spouse(s)Lisa Bezos
👶 Children4
👪 RelativesJeff Bezos (brother)

Mark Bezos (/ˈbzs/ BAY-zohss)[1] is an American businessman and investor. He is the younger brother of Jeff Bezos, the founder and executive chairman of Amazon.

Early life[edit]

Bezos' parents are Miguel and Jacklyn Bezos. His elder siblings are his brother Jeff Bezos and sister, Christina. He is four years and four months younger than his brother. Bezos, originally from Texas, graduated high school in Norway. The family was mobile when he was a child, having lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Houston and Pensacola, Florida. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1992, with a degree in advertising and public relations.[2]

Business career[edit]

He has worked as the head of communications at the Robin Hood Foundation.[3]

In 2019, Bezos co-founded Highpost Capital, a private equity group.[4]

He is a board member for various technology companies and is one of the directors of the Bezos Family Foundation.[3]

Spaceflight[edit]

On July 20, 2021, Mark Bezos flew to the edge of space alongside his brother Jeff, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen, aboard the Blue Origin NS-16 flight.[5] The suborbital flight lasted over 10 minutes, reaching a peak altitude of 66.5 miles (107.0 km)

Personal life[edit]

Bezos is married with four children. Between 2008 and 2020, he owned a home in Scarsdale, New York.[6]

He has been a volunteer for the Scarsdale Fire Department.[3] In March 2011, Bezos delivered a TED talk concerning his experience as a volunteer firefighter.[7]

References[edit]

  1. "Jeff Bezos pronounces his name". The Washington Post. 2009. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2013. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help); and Robinson (2010), p. 7.
  2. Hartmans, Avery (20 July 2021). "Meet Mark Bezos, the younger brother of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who just joined him aboard Blue Origin's first human space flight". Business Insider. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hall, Louise (20 July 2021). "Who is Mark Bezos? Meet the younger brother of Jeff Bezos who will accompany him to space". Independent. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  4. Sloley, Chris (24 March 2021). "Azimut takes stake in private equity group led by Jeff Bezos's brother". Citywire Selector. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  5. "Jeff Bezos and brother to fly to space in Blue Origin flight". BBC News. June 7, 2021.
  6. Zap, Claudine (28 May 2020). "Mark Bezos, Brother of the World's Richest Man, Selling $11M Home in Scarsdale". SFGate. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  7. "Mark Bezos". TED. March 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2021.


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