Mark Bezos is the younger brother of the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. On July 20, 2021, Mark Bezos and his elder brother Jeff Bezos are heading to space. On Monday, the Amazon founder announced that he and his brother will be on the first human flight of the New Shepard spacecraft, made by Blue Origin, the aerospace spaceflight and manufacturing company founded by Amazon billionaire in 2000. The company is currently auctioning one of the six available seats aboard the flight, which will last 11 minutes and take the spacecraft 62 miles above the Earth’s surface. After the auction closed Ariane Cornell, the director of the astronaut and orbital sales at Blue Origin said “What a day,” added “The whole Blue Origin team cannot wait to meet our first customer.”
Blue origin company page on Twitter tweeted saying “The auction for the very first seat on #NewShepard has concluded with a winning bid of $28 million. The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, @ClubforFuture.”. Bezos wrote on Instagram by sharing a video for the announcement “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend. #GradatimFerociter,” and also told that “a big deal for me.” And invited his brother he said, “I think it would be meaningful, have my brother there.”
Who is Mark Bezos?
17 May 1968
53 years old
5 feet 8 inches tall
Miguel Bezos/Mike Bezos
Mark Bezos is a Founder & General Partner at HighPost Capital and he is also the director at the Bezos Family Foundation, which was founded by Jackie and Mike Bezos. He started working at DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi the ad firm which is based in New York City in 1999. Later he founded and ran his own marketing company. In 2006, he served at the organization called Robin Hood, which is a non-profit focused on fighting poverty based in New York. He currently served as a Robin Hood’s leadership council.
Bezos is also the co-founder of the private equity firm High Post Capital. Since 2005 at the Scarsdale Fire Department in Westchester County he has been a volunteer. Bezos also serves on the boards of multiple technology companies and as a director of the Bezos Family Foundation. Before starting the HighPost Capital, he served as a strategic advisor to tech-enabled multimedia companies and several start-ups. Alongside, serves on several non-profit boards including Leary Firefighters Foundation, iMentor, and the Robin Hood Leadership Council. He graduated from high school in Norway and in 1988, he attended Texas Christian University and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1992 advertising and public relations.
How old is Mark Bezos?
Mark Bezos was born on 17 May 1968 in Texas, he is 53 years old. Talking about his parents, he was born to Miguel Bezos aka Mike Bezos (Father), and Jacklyn Bezos (Mother). Bezos’s mother Jacklyn was married to Ted Jorgensen when she was 17 years old and due to his alcohol issues, Jacklyn divorced Jorgensen in 1965, and Ted Jorgensen is the biological father of Jeff Bezos. Later, Jacklyn married Miguel Bezos in 1968 and together they had two children’s Mark and his sister Christina Bezos. Mike Bezos became Jeff Bezos’ adoptive father.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos always says that Mark Bezos is his best friend. In a Seattle Times profile, Mark says about Jeff “When your brother is all of a sudden one of these people who is being recognized, you look at him and try to imagine you’re seeing him for the first time,” added “[He’s] Jeff Bezos, the guy who started Amazon, as opposed to Jeff Bezos, the guy who used to make you tickle his feet.” Also said “What a remarkable opportunity, not only to have this adventure but to be able to do it with my best friend,”
Who is Mark Bezos Wife?
Mark Bezos has never disclosed any information regarding his wife and children. He also not available on any social media sights other than LinkedIn, so it’s very hard to fetch information regarding his personal life. However, we will keep you updated very soon.
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