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MacKenzie Sheri Bezos
Born Name: MacKenzie Sheri Tuttle
Date of Birth: April 7, 1970
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Education: Princeton University (AB)
Net worth: US$37.4 billion (January 2020)
Spouse(s): Jeff Bezos (m. 1993; div. 2019)
Children: 4 (Included Preston Bezos)
MacKenzie Sheri Bezos (née Tuttle, April 7, 1970) is an American novelist and philanthropist. She is the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to whom she was married from 1993 until their divorce in 2019. In 2014, she founded the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution, where she serves as executive director.
In 1993, MacKenzie Tuttle married Jeff Bezos, who later became the founder and CEO of Amazon, making them the richest couple in the world. They announced their intent to divorce in January 2019. In April 2019, she announced on Twitter that she had reached a $35 billion divorce settlement, making her the third richest woman in the world. In May 2019, MacKenzie Bezos signed on the Giving Pledge initiative to donate at least half of her wealth to charitable causes.
MacKenzie S. Tuttle was born on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California, to a financial planner father and a homemaker mother. In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.
Tuttle earned her bachelor's degree in English at Princeton University with highest honors in 1992. She studied under writer Toni Morrison, who said Tuttle 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 in 1994. They have four children: three sons, and one daughter adopted from China.
In 2014, MacKenzie founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, where she serves as executive director.
On January 9, 2019, MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos announced via Twitter that they would divorce. On April 4, 2019, the divorce was finalized, with Jeff Bezos keeping 75% of the couple's Amazon stock and MacKenzie getting $35.6 billion in Amazon stock. She was the third richest woman in the world in April 2019, as well as one of the wealthiest people overall.
2006 American Book Award
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