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Jeff Bezos praises his dad’s ‘grit and determination’ in immigrating to America as a teen

Nicole Lyn Pesce
Jeff Bezos praises his dad’s ‘grit and determination’ in immigrating to America as a teen

Jeff Bezos paid tribute to his dad, Cuban immigrant Miguel “Mike” Angel Bezos, in a touching video posted to Amazon (AMZN) and his social media pages on Thursday, in honor of the senior Bezos being honored with a Liberty Star at the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Ellis Island. Mike Bezos is not the Amazon founder’s biological founder, but he has raised him since he was four. “My parents were not allowed to go into the airport with me, so they dropped me off,” Mike Bezos recalls in the video.