Preston Bezos (born 2001) is a 21 years old American media personality who is famous as Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott’s son. His father Jeff is the founder of Amazon and the second richest man in the world while his mother Mackenzie is an accountant and author.
Preston Bezos was born in 2001 and by that time, his father had already become iconic with his exploits at Amazon. He was therefore born into the spotlight but he remains a mystery and enigma to date. Much of his personal details are shrouded in mystery but it is known that he is currently in college. He is also super brainy like his father given that he is attending an Ivy League institution.
Preston Bezos is the First Child of Jeff Bezos
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is 21 years old as he was born in the year 2001. He has American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity. He is the first child of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder.
Jeff Bezos initially spent several years working on Wall Street. By 1994, he decided to start his own business namely an online book store named Amazon. From books, Amazon would expand to selling a whole host of other items. The company is now valued at trillions of dollars and is the largest e-commerce company in the world.
This venture made Jeff Bezos one of the richest men in the world and he has diversified his investments to several other sectors, including a space exploration company known as Blue Origin.
His Mother is Author and Accountant Mackenzie Scott
Preston Bezos’ mom is Mackenzie Scott, an author, accountant, and philanthropist. Scott is a native of San Francisco and studied English at Princeton University. She has since penned several books including the novels, The Testing of Luther Albright (2005) and Traps (2013).
Scott also joined hands with her ex-husband Jeff Bezos to establish Amazon, negotiating their freight contracts. She is now a philanthropist and has donated billions of dollars to causes close to her heart. They include racial justice, climate change, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, health care, etc.
Preston Bezos’ Parents were Married For 25 Years before Divorcing in 2019
Preston Bezos’ parents first got to know each other while they were both working at a multinational investment firm in New York in 1992. They dated for three months and wed in 1993. The couple later moved out to Seattle, Washington, in 1994 and Jeff Bezos founded Amazon that same year. Scott supported him from the get-go and they were happy as the company grew more successful.
The couple got even more overjoyed as they welcomed their first child, Preston, in 2001. Two other sons also followed and they later adopted a daughter from China, making it a total of four children. Amazon would grow to become one of the most valuable companies in the world and with this, the Bezoses grew even richer.
They provided a luxurious life for Preston and his siblings. They however kept things as normal as possible. They used a regular Honda car and Scott often dropped off the kids at school before taking her husband to work. It was a wonderful dynamic that lasted for several years. Sadly, the couple filed for divorce in 2019 and it was finalized that same year.
Preston Bezos is Currently Studying at Princeton although Some Sources Claim it is MIT
Preston Bezos spent his formative years in Seattle and attended the Lakeside School, an elite private school that is ranked as the best in the Washington state area. He finished his diploma around 2017/2018 and then went off to college. Many sources have it that Preston Bezos attends Princeton University but others believe that he is a student of MIT.
This is due to a series of text messages which was leaked after his father’s iPhone was hacked in 2019. One of the text messages showed that Jeff Bezos was attending a parent’s day weekend event at MIT which supports the belief that Preston Bezos is a student of MIT.
Whichever is the real thing, one thing that is for sure is that Preston is attending an Ivy League institution. He is obviously brainy to be able to get into one.
He Has a Total of Three Siblings Including One Adoptive Sister
Preston Bezos has a total of three siblings courtesy of his parents’ marriage. It includes his two blood brothers as well as an adoptive sister. While Preston Bezos himself is not adopted, his parents adopted a daughter from China back in the day. The names of Preston Bezos’ siblings remain shrouded in mystery as do other personal details about them.
Newspaper reports however claim that one of his brothers is named George. Preston’s siblings stay out of the spotlight. They however joined their father on the red carpet for the premiere of the 2016 movie, Star Trek Beyond. They have also been spotted on random outings by the paparazzi.
Preston Bezos Enjoys Living Out of the Spotlight
Despite being the son of one of the richest and most well-known men in the world, Preston Bezos pretty much remains an enigma. He has no social media accounts under his known name. His media appearances are also few and far limited. The only pictures of him publicly available come from random outings with his parents.
He and his siblings once joined their parents on the red carpet for the premiere of the 2016 film, Star Trek Beyond. He also accompanied his father to the National Portrait Gallery in 2019 when he was honored with a portrait of a national prize. Asides from these random outings, Preston remains a mystery. This makes it difficult to know exact details about him such as his love life and the identity of his girlfriend. It also makes it difficult to know what career path he wants to take.
One thing that is however certain is that his career choices will be influenced by his passion. His father has previously revealed that he advises his children to make a career out of their passion as this would motivate them to put in the hard work required to make a success out of that career path.