Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez Reveal Their Space Travel Plans as They Praise Each Other in First Joint Interview
Teamwork makes romance work, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his longtime girlfriend Lauren Sánchez gush in their first couple interview.
Bezos, the fourth richest person in the world, and journalist Sanchez shared their mutual adoration during an interview with CNN.
“We are very good teammates and we also have a lot of fun together,” Sánchez said. “And we love each other… We always look up to each other and we’re the team.”
Bezos added that “it’s easy”.
“We bring energy to each other, we respect each other. So it’s fun to work together,” said the online retail titan.
Bezos, 58, who is also the founder of spaceflight company Blue Origin, said he hopes to make space travel accessible to everyone – and believes that in his lifetime anyone who wants to should be able to travel to the space.
“Let me give you an example. The Wright Brothers flew this tiny little plane, just a few hundred feet away. And if you told the Wright Brothers a hundred years from now there’s going to be a 787 that will carry 400 people, they’ll be laughing” , Bezos said.
Sánchez, 52, an Emmy-winning journalist, said she plans to fly into space in 2023 on a flight accompanied by a “large group of women”. Sánchez is also a licensed pilot and founder of Black Ops Aviation, the first female-owned and operated aerial film production and production company.
“I also learned to fly the helicopter,” Bezos said, prompting a laugh from Sanchez. “And she’s a horrible backseat driver. She’s awful!”
Sánchez replied that she “realized that when I’m in the back of the helicopter when it’s flying, I just have to look out the window, just enjoy the scenery.
“I’m like, ‘No, no. Come up. Alright. Alright, slow down.’ But he is very good,” she said.
The normally private couple also opened up about their typical weekends, admitting Saturday nights were all about watching movies and spending time with family.
“We can be a bit boring,” Sánchez said. “I would say normal. We have dinner with the children. It’s always fun and a great conversation starter. There are seven between us, so there is a lot of discussion. And then we watch a film… in committee. It takes a long time to find this movie.
“We’re probably spending more time choosing the movie than necessary,” Bezos added.
During the interview, Bezos also revealed that he plans to give away most of his wealth over his lifetime, admitting he doesn’t have a plan yet on how to unload his billions on issues. like climate change.
He said he planned to take his time doing it.
“It’s not easy,” Bezos said. “Building Amazon was not easy. It took a lot of hard work, a very smart group of teammates, hard-working teammates, and I find – and I think Lauren finds the same thing – that charity, philanthropy, is very similar.
“There are a bunch of ways I think you could do inefficient things too,” he added. “So you have to think about it carefully and you have to have brilliant people in the team.”
Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, has given nearly $4 billion to 465 organizations in less than a year and doubled in the past two years.
New York Post