It looks like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are battling it out to be the richest person in the world. Currently, Bezos’ net worth is estimated to be $90.0 billion, but for a short while, he was the world’s reigning richest person. He has been married to author MacKenzie Bezos for quite some time, so if you are wondering who Jeff Bezos’ wife is, then keep reading.
Who is Jeff Bezos’ Wife?
Born on April 7, 1970, MacKenzie Bezos’ age is 47. She was born and raised in San Francisco, California to a homemaker mother and a financial planner father. In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. In 1992, Bezos graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Author Toni Morrison was one of her professors, and he said that Bezos was “one of the best students I’ve ever had in my creative writing classes.”
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos
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They were a match made at D. E. Shaw, a New York City hedge fund. During an interview with Vogue, MacKenzie revealed that Jeff was the first person she interviewed with in the firm saying, “My office was next door to his, and all day long I listened to that fabulous laugh.” She further added, “How could you not fall in love with that laugh?” In fact, it was MacKenzie who asked him out to lunch and they started dating soon after. Three months into their relationship, the couple became engaged. Another three months later, they walked down the aisle to say their “I Do’s!”
The couple seem to be very supportive of each other’s careers. Talking about MacKenzie, Jeff said, “I think my wife is resourceful, smart, brainy, and hot, but I had the good fortune of having seen her résumé before I met her, so I knew exactly what her SATs were.” In 1994, a year after their wedding, the power couple moved to Seattle, Washington. They have four children together.
MacKenzie Bezos’ 922-Word Review
In November 2014, Bezos garnered a lot of attention after giving a one star, 922-word review for The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. In her review she wrote, “Everywhere I can fact check from personal knowledge, I find way too many inaccuracies, and unfortunately that casts doubt over every episode in the book. Like two other reviewers here, Jonathan Leblang and Rick Dalzell, I have firsthand knowledge of many of the events. I worked for Jeff at D. E. Shaw, I was there when he wrote the business plan, and I worked with him and many others represented in the converted garage, the basement warehouse closet, the barbecue-scented offices, the Christmas-rush distribution centers, and the door-desk filled conference rooms in the early years of Amazon’s history. Jeff and I have been married for 20 years.” Many of the comments that followed her review started a debate on the events in the book, and on Jeff Bezos as a person.
MacKenzie Bezos Authored 2 Books
During her interview with Vogue, Bezos revealed that it took her 10 years to complete her first book, The Testing of Luther Albright, which was published in 2005. It is about a father whose life changes after an earthquake in Sacramento. Bezos revealed that her husband is her “best reader” and often cleared his schedule to read her manuscript, as well as to give her notes.
However, she did not let him read her second book until it was complete, so she could finish it sooner. Her second book, Traps was released in 2013 and it is about a reclusive movie star who travels to Las Vegas with a group of strangers.
MacKenzie Started the Bystander Revolution
Besides being an author, mother, and wife of Jeff Bezos, she also started the Bystander Revolution, an online initiative that allows people to share advice on how to stop bullying. A lot of celebrities such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Dern, Elizabeth Banks, and Salma Hayek have shared their stories on the website. There are no details about MacKenzie Bezos’ net worth, but her husband, Jeff Bezos’ net worth is estimated to be $90.0 billion!