Meet Jeff Bezos's Four Children and the Stepchildren Blending With His Family

Shannon Raphael - Author

May 26 2023, Updated 11:36 a.m. ET

eff Bezos, Executive Chairman of Amazon attends the Los Angeles premiere of Amazon Prime Video's "The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power" at The Culver Studios on August 15, 2022 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
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Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos has four kids with his ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, and they've all kept low profiles over the years.

Below, we take a look at what is known about Jeff's kids — as well as the children he'll become a stepfather to once he and fiancée Lauren Sánchez the knot.

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Jeff Bezos in a black tuxedo and MacKenzie Scott in a red dress.
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Jeff and MacKenzie

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott have four children together.

Though they both attended Princeton University, the Amazon founder met novelist MacKenzie Scott (née Tuttle) when they both worked at D.E. Shaw, an investment management firm.

The couple got married in 1993, and they ultimately moved from New York City to Seattle, Wash. Jeff started Amazon in his garage in Seattle in 1994.

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Jeff and MacKenzie have three sons and one adopted daughter from China. Their eldest son is Preston Bezos (Jeff's middle name is Preston). He was born in 2000, and he reportedly pursed his studies at Princeton University. He was photographed attending the American Portrait Gala at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery with his father in 2019.

Jeff Bezos and his son, Preston Bezos, attend the 2019 American Portrait Gala at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on November 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)
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Jeff and Preston in 2019

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The names and ages of MacKenzie and Jeff's other children are not publicly known. Jeff does not share photos of his children on his public Instagram feed.

However, the Amazon founder has discussed his parenting tactics in the past.

At the 2017 Summit LA17 ideas festival, Jeff shared that he and his then-wife wanted their kids to learn how to be resourceful. They, therefore, let them use knives and power tools at young ages.

"I'd much rather have a kid with nine fingers than a resourceless kid," Jeff recounted about something that MacKenzie had told him, per Business Insider.

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Jeff and MacKenzie divorced in 2019, and she went on to remarry. Meanwhile, Jeff went on to date Lauren Sánchez.

After 25 years of marriage, Jeff and MacKenzie announced that they were getting divorced in January 2019. In their official statement, the pair noted that they had gone through a "long period of loving exploration and trial separation," and that they had a "great life together."

Following her divorce from Jeff, she received much attention over her philanthropic endeavors. She remarried in 2021, to science teacher Dan Jewett. Sadly, that didn't last long as the couple announced their divorce in January 2023.

MacKenzie Scott in a red jacket and Jeff Bezos in a blue vest.
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MacKenzie and Jeff

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Jeff's relationship with anchor and entertainment reporter Lauren Sánchez became publicized in early 2019. The two are still together, and got engaged in May 2023. Lauren was previously married to Patrick Whitesell; their divorce was finalized in 2019 as well.

Actress Lauren Sanchez with sons Nikko Gonzales and Evan Whitesell at premiere of Sony's 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' at the Mann Village Theater on September 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California
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Lauren with sons Nikko and Evan in 2009.

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Jeff's fiancé has three children of her own.

Her eldest is son Nikko (born in 2001), whom she shares with former NFL player Tony Gonzalez.

With ex-husband Patrick, she shares son Evan (born in 2006) and daughter Ella (born in 2008).

Agent Patrick Whitesell (L), his wife Lauren Sanchez and their children Evan and Ella arrive at John Varvatos' 8th Annual Stuart House Benefit at the John Varvatos Boutique on March 13, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Lauren and Patrick with kids Evan and Ella in 2011

In early 2023, Jeff likened his and Lauren's situation to a certain famous blended TV family, telling the Wall Street Journal: "On a typical Saturday, we hang out, we have dinner with the kids, which is always fun because you never know where the conversation is going to go with this many kids. We are the Brady Bunch!"

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