There’s a lot that I enjoyed in this interview of Jeff Bezos who I greatly admire (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). But, the one thing that blew me away was the fact that he’s been able to maintain a marriage for 25+ years while building one of the biggest companies in the world.
And what’s neat is that he was married before Amazon was really started (he shares a bit of that) – Amazon was founded on July 5, 1994 while he married MacKenzie in 1993. She’s seen it all and have had 4 kids together.
It’s never been my goal to build the biggest company in the world and I never set out to become the wealthiest human to have ever lived… all I wanted to do was build something meaningful and keep my love ones close.
I imagine Jeff feels the same way (he even says this essentially). I’m looking forward to my 25th wedding anniversary, God-willing.