MacKenzie S. Bezos is an American novelist who is famous as the wife of Jeff Bezos; Founder, and CEO of Amazon (a multinational technology company). Furthermore, she has won an American Book Award for her novel The Testing of Luther Albright in 2006. Despite being together for 25 years, the couple filed for divorce in January 2019.
MacKenzie Bezos' Early Life And Education
MacKenzie Bezos was born MacKenzie S. Tuttle on 7 April 1970 and is 48 years old as of early 2019. She was born San Francisco, California, the United States as the daughter of a financial planner father, and housewife mother. Her nationality is American and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Bezos attended Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and later got enrolled at Princeton University. She graduated in English with highest honors in 1992. She also studied underwriter Toni Morrison.
However, MacKenzie is yet to reveal information regarding her early life, siblings, and childhood.
MacKenzie Bezos' Career
Moving on to MacKenzie Bezos' career, she is a novelist. She has published two novels; The Testing of Luther Albright published in 2005 and Traps published in 2013. She also wrote a review on the book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.
MacKenzie also worked for Jeff Bezos at D.E. Shaw back in 1992.
Currently, she serves as an executive director in the Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization founded by Bezos in 2014.
MacKenzie Bezos' Personal Life
MacKenzie is famous for her personal life including her married life and divorce issues with Jeff Bezos rather than for her professional career.
MacKenzie met Jeff in 1992 in New York when he interviewed her for a job at the hedge fund. The pair ended up together after MacKenzie asked Bezos out for lunch. After dating for only three months, they got engaged.
Shortly after being engaged, MacKenzie Bezos married Jeff Bezos in 1993 in a private wedding ceremony. At the time of their marriage, MacKenzie was 23, and Jeff was 29 years old.
The pair has four children: three sons and a daughter (adopted from China).
Moving on to her physical features, she has light brown eyes and black hair.
MacKenzie Bezos' Divorce Announcement
After 25 years of marriage, Jeff and MacKenzie via a tweet announced their divorce in January 2019. They have not provided a specific reason behind their separation to the public.
However, sources speculate Jeff's infidelity towards his wife to be the reason for their divorce. Likewise, Jeff's extra-marital affairs with Laura Sanchez as another main reason behind their separation.
Will the divorce settlement affect Amazon?
Jeff Bezos' net worth is 138 billion making him the richest man in the world. As per the laws in the United States, assets acquired during a marriage can be split equally.
Possibility rises that MacKenzie could walk from their divorce with half of her husband's net worth, which is almost $66 billion making her the wealthiest women.
However, awarding a spouse their share asset doesn't necessarily mean actually transferring the money. Jeff could offer monetary compensation equivalent to the share.
Amazon may not get personally affected by settlement although Jeff might get affected financially.
MacKenzie Bezos' Net Worth
MacKenzie is a renowned author and executive director for Bystander Revolution. Her net worth and earnings are under review but her husband has an astonishing net worth of $138 billion. Bezos owns roughly 16% of his business alongside Washington Post and rocket company Blue Origin.
If the divorce settlement is passed, MacKenzie is likely to have a net worth $66 billion of her own.