MacKenzie Bezos

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MacKenzie Bezos
Born MacKenzie S. Tuttle
(1970-04-07) April 7, 1970 (age 48)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Spouse(s) Jeff Bezos (m. 1993)
Children 4

MacKenzie S. Bezos (née Tuttle; born April 7, 1970)[1] is an American novelist. In 2014, Bezos founded the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution, where she serves as executive director.

Early life[edit]

MacKenzie S. Tuttle was born on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California to a financial planner father and a homemaker mother.[2] In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.[3]

Bezos earned her bachelor's degree in English at Princeton University with highest honors in 1992.[4] She studied under writer Toni Morrison, who said Bezos was "one of the best students I've ever had in my creative writing classes."[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1992, MacKenzie worked for Jeff Bezos at D. E. Shaw, a New York City hedge fund.[5] They married in 1993,[6] and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1994. They have four children.[7] In 2012, the couple donated $2.5 million to a Washington State campaign to legalize same-sex marriage.[8]

In November 2013, Bezos wrote a 922-word review on of the book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Brad Stone, giving the book a one-star rating, and saying that it "has too many inaccuracies" and is a "misrepresentation of the culture at the world's largest online retailer".[5][9][10][11]

In 2014, Bezos founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, where she serves as executive director.[12]




  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Rebecca (February 20, 2013). "MacKenzie Bezos: Writer, Mother of Four, and High-profile Wife". Vogue. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alumni Award: PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS". The Hotchkiss School. 2004. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos donate $15 million to create center in Princeton Neuroscience Institute. December 13, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Sumagaysay, Levi (November 5, 2013). "Quoted: She Said, He Said – MacKenzie Bezos Vs. Author Of Book On Amazon". SiliconBeat. The Mercury News. 
  6. ^ Bayers, Chip. "The Inner Bezos". Wired. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "MacKenzie Bezos". Narrative. 2007. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ Porterfield, Elaine (July 28, 2012). "Amazon's Jeff Bezos, wife, make $2.5 million donation for gay marriage". Reuters. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Bosman, Julie; Streitfeld, David (November 4, 2013). "Book about Amazon is Reviewed on Amazon, by Founder's Wife". The New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "MacKenzie Bezos Stands By Her Man Jeff". CEO Briefing Newsletter. November 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bezos, MacKenzie (November 4, 2013), I wanted to like this book, 
  12. ^ "Bystander Revolution". Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American Book Award Winners 2006" (PDF). 
  14. ^ Bezos, MacKenzie; Sutherland, Brian (2013-12-10). The Testing of Luther Albright (Unabridged ed.). Brilliance Audio. ISBN 9781480569157. 
  15. ^ Bezos, MacKenzie (2013-11-05). Traps. New York: Vintage. ISBN 9780307950291. 

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