MacKenzie Bezos

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MacKenzie Bezos
Born MacKenzie S. Tuttle
(1970-04-07) April 7, 1970 (age 47)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Education Hotchkiss School (1988)[1]
Princeton University (1992)
Spouse(s) Jeff Bezos (m. 1993)
Children 4

MacKenzie Bezos (born Mackenzie S. Tuttle; born April 7, 1970)[2] is an American novelist and wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of

Early life[edit]

She was raised in San Francisco, California by a financial planner father and a homemaker mother.[3] In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.[1] 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."[3]

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, MacKenzie Bezos and her husband donated $2.5 million to a Washington State campaign to legalize same-sex marriage.[8]

In November 2013, MacKenzie Bezos wrote a 922-word review of a newly released book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Brad Stone about[9] She chose to publish her critique of the book, which she says "has too many inaccuracies" and is a "misrepresentation of the culture at the world's largest online retailer",[5] as an review, with a 1-star rating.[10]

In 2014, MacKenzie Bezos founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, where she currently serves as executive director.[11]




  1. ^ a b "Alumni Award: PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS". The Hotchkiss School. 2004. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA.
  3. ^ a b Johnson, Rebecca (February 20, 2013). "MacKenzie Bezos: Writer, Mother of Four, and High-profile Wife". Vogue. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  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 Levi Sumagaysay (5 November 2013). "Quoted: She Said, He Said — MacKenzie Bezos Vs. Author Of Book On Amazon". SiliconBeat. The Mercury News. I have firsthand knowledge of many of the events. I worked for Jeff (Bezos) at D. E. Shaw 
  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. ^ Julie Bosman; David Streitfeld (4 November 2013). "Book about Amazon is Reviewed on Amazon, by Founder's Wife". New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2013. In a scathing 922-word review posted on Monday, Ms. Bezos described the book ... 
  10. ^ "MacKenzie Bezos Stands By Her Man Jeff". CEO Briefing Newsletter. 10 November 2013. Hell hath no fury like that of an important CEO's spouse. Now that Bezos owns the Washington Post newspaper we shall see if he intends to use it as an even more formidable weapon. 
  11. ^ "Bystander Revolution". Retrieved April 21, 2015. 

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