MacKenzie Bezos

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MacKenzie Bezos
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MacKenzie Bezos in 2016
MacKenzie S. Tuttle

(1970-04-07) April 7, 1970 (age 48)
Alma materPrinceton University
Jeff Bezos (m. 1993)

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.

In 1993, MacKenzie Bezos married Jeff Bezos, who later became the founder and CEO of Amazon, making them the richest couple in the world.[2] They announced their intent to divorce in January 2019.[3]

Early life

MacKenzie S. Tuttle was born on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California, to a financial planner father and a homemaker mother.[4] In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.[5]

Tuttle earned her bachelor's degree in English at Princeton University with highest honors in 1992.[6] She studied under writer Toni Morrison, who said Bezos was "one of the best students I've ever had in my creative writing classes."[4]

Personal life

In 1992, MacKenzie worked for Jeff Bezos at D. E. Shaw, a New York City hedge fund.[7] They married in 1993,[8] and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1994. They have four children: three sons, and one daughter adopted from China.[9]

In 2014, Bezos founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, where she serves as executive director.[10]

On January 9, 2019, MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos announced via Twitter that they would divorce.[3] According to Forbes, if the Washington state common law applies for their divorce without prenuptial agreement, MacKenzie Bezos would become the fifth richest person in the world with a net worth of $67 billion.[11]



  • The Testing of Luther Albright. Fourth Estate. 2005. ISBN 978-0-00-719287-8.[13]
  • Traps. Knopf. 2013. ISBN 978-0-307-95973-7.[14]


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA.
  2. ^ Culhane, John (January 16, 2019). "MacKenzie Bezos Is Legally Entitled to Half of the $140 Billion Amazon Fortune". Slate.
  3. ^ a b Snider, Mike (January 9, 2019). "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce after 25 years of marriage". USA Today.
  4. ^ a b Johnson, Rebecca (February 20, 2013). "MacKenzie Bezos: Writer, Mother of Four, and High-profile Wife". Vogue. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Alumni Award: PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS". The Hotchkiss School. 2004. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos donate $15 million to create center in Princeton Neuroscience Institute. December 13, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Sumagaysay, Levi (November 5, 2013). "Quoted: She Said, He Said – MacKenzie Bezos Vs. Author Of Book On Amazon". SiliconBeat. The Mercury News.
  8. ^ Bayers, Chip. "The Inner Bezos". Wired. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  9. ^ "Jeff Bezos Fast Facts". CNN. 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bystander Revolution". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Kirsch, Noah. "Jeff Bezos, World's Richest Person, Announces Divorce After 25 Years Of Marriage". Forbes. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "American Book Award Winners 2006" (PDF).
  13. ^ Bezos, MacKenzie; Sutherland, Brian (December 10, 2013). The Testing of Luther Albright (Unabridged ed.). Brilliance Audio. ISBN 9781480569157.
  14. ^ Bezos, MacKenzie (November 5, 2013). Traps. New York: Vintage. ISBN 9780307950291.

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