THE BIG READ | Meet Lauren Sanchez, the powerhouse girlfriend behind Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' amazing makeover

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and girlfriend Lauren Sanchez went public with their romance in 2019 just a few months after he’d split from his wife, MacKenzie Scott. (PHOTO: Instagram/laurensanchez)
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and girlfriend Lauren Sanchez went public with their romance in 2019 just a few months after he’d split from his wife, MacKenzie Scott. (PHOTO: Instagram/laurensanchez)

Anyone who chanced upon Jeff Bezos’ selfies aboard a luxury yacht in the Caribbean earlier this year would have been forgiven for doing a double take.

In mirrored heart-shaped shades and a gaudy silk shirt so tight it might have been tattooed on to the 57-year-old’s torso, the Amazon boss looked more like a US rapper than the one-time monobrowed tech nerd who achieved global domination in a pair of high-waisted beige chinos.

But it was the stunning brunette wrapped around him on the 27-metre vessel, Tender To – which cost a meagre $42 000 (now R651 000) a week to charter – who completed the new look. In a backless, cutaway metallic 1970s jumpsuit that left little to the imagination, Lauren Sanchez discoed her way into 2022.

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