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The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced he will fly to space with his brother on the first human flight launched by his space company, Blue Origin.

In an Instagram post, Mr Bezos said space flight was something he had wanted to do "my whole life".

"On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend."

Jeff Bezos is one of the world's richest people.

According to Forbes magazine he has a net worth of $186.2bn (£131.5bn).