|Name MacKenzie Bezos|
Awards American Book Awards
Education Princeton University
|Spouse Jeff Bezos (m. 1993)|
|Full Name MacKenzi S. Tuttle|
Born April 7, 1970 (age 45) (1970-04-07) San Francisco, California, US
Books The Testing of Luther Albright: A Novel
Similar People Jeff Bezos, Brad Stone, Helene Mercier, Oleksandra Nikolayenko, Dasha Zhukova
Mackenzie Bezos pledges half her fortune to charity
MacKenzie Bezos (born Mackenzie S. Tuttle; born April 7, 1970) is an American novelist and wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com.
She was raised in San Francisco, California by a financial planner father and a homemaker mother. In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. Bezos earned her bachelor's degree in English at Princeton University with highest honors in 1992. She studied under writer Toni Morrison, who said Bezos was "one of the best students I've ever had in my creative writing classes."
In 1992, MacKenzie worked for Jeff Bezos at D.E. Shaw, a New York City hedge fund. They married in 1993, and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1994. They have four children.
In 2012, MacKenzie Bezos and her husband donated $2.5 million to a Washington State campaign to legalize same-sex marriage.
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 Amazon.com. 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", as an Amazon.com review, with a 1-star rating.
In 2014, MacKenzie Bezos founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, where she currently serves as executive director.