Mackenzie Bezos - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 9, 2020
|Best Known For:||The Testing of Luther Albright, Traps|
|Net Worth:||$37 billion|
|Born on :||April 7, 1970 (age 50)|
|Birth Name /
|MacKenzie S. Tuttle|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco, California, USA|
|High School:||Hotchkiss School|
Jeff Bezos (1993 - 4 April 2019)
|Height:||1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Mackenzie Bezos?
Mackenzie Bezos is a novelist by profession and American by nationality. She is a billionaire and is the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and mother of his four children.
Mackenzie Bezos – Age, Parents, Siblings
Mackenzie Bezos’ birth took place on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California, USA. She was born as MacKenzie S. Tuttle to a financial planner father and a homemaker mother. Growing up, she was a shy child and would often stay in her bedroom writing elaborate stories.
Other facts about her family, siblings and parents have not been shared with the public.
Mackenzie Bezos (Vogue)
She was educated at Hotchkiss School, graduating in 1988. Mackenzie Bezos went on to study at Hotchkiss college but later transferred to Princeton University. Bezos graduated in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in English and highest honors.
She had studied under writer Toni Morrison who had said Bezos was “one of the best students I've ever had in my creative writing classes." Her ethnicity is Caucasian.
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Mackenzie Bezos – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce
Mackenzie Bezos, then 23 met Jeff Bezos, then 30 while working in D. E. Shaw & Co. In fact, Jeff Bezos was the first person who interviewed her.
After she asked him out to lunch, the pair soon began a relationship. After three months of their first date, they were engaged. She married her boyfriend turned fiancé in 1993, three months after the engagement.
Mackenzie Bezos and her husband have four children together- three sons and a daughter, adopted from China. The parents are very much private about their kids and have not revealed anything about them. However, the name of a son of Bezos is Preston Bezos (born March 2000).
ON January 9, 2019, MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos released a joint statement via Twitter that they were getting a divorce. Their divorce was finalized on April 4, 2019, with Jeff Bezos keeping 75% of Amazon stock and MacKenzie getting $35.6 billion in Amazon stock.
On May 28, 2019, it was announced that she would be donating half of her $37 billion fortune to charity.
Mackenzie Bezos – Career
Bezos started writing at a young age and had written a 142-page chapter book at the age of 6 called The Book Worm. During college, she had several odd jobs.
She worked as a dishwasher, waitress, clothing salesperson, deli cashier, restaurant hostess, library monitor, data entry clerk, tutor, nanny and finally as a research assistant to Toni Morrison.
Soon after graduating in 1992, Mackenzie Bezos worked for D. E. Shaw & Co. as an administrative assistant position. She took the job so that she could pay the bills while working on her novels.
After her marriage to Jeff Bezos, she supported her husband’s dreams to start a company and moved to Seattle in 1994. At the start of the business, she worked as one of Amazon's first accountants. Mackenzie Bezos also shipped some of their early orders and helped name the company.
After the brand began to find success, she stepped back to focus on writing. Her novel The Testing of Luther Albright was published in 2005 and Traps was published in 2013. For Bloomberg Businessweek, she wrote An Amazon.com Review, the review of the book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone, giving it a one-star rating.
Mackenzie Bezos – Awards, Philanthropy
Bezos was awarded American Book Award for Outstanding Literary Achievement in 2006. With her (now ex) husband, she has supported gay rights and donated for research focused on cancer and neurological disorders.
In 2014, she founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization and is also its executive director. With Jeff Bezos, she founded the Bezos Family Foundation and both are on the board of directors. The foundation focuses exclusively on education.
Mackenzie Bezos – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Mackenzie Bezos is estimated at around $37 billion. Her annual salary/income is not known.
Mackenzie Bezos – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media site Twitter, Mackenzie Bezos is followed by millions of followers but is absent from Facebook and Instagram.
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