After separating with Jeff Bezos, in 2019 MacKenzie Bezos made her entry in the tycoons club. Not only she became the second-biggest investor in Amazon, she also became one of the wealthiest ladies on the planet.
She is the 4th most extravagant woman on earth. Her shares amount to 4% of the total shares in the retail company and are valued at $48 billion. While itis commonly believed that she became wealthy due to her divorce, that is for sure, not the entire story. Mackenzie never remained in the shadow of her ex, and that has become particularly obvious since their separation following 26 years of marriage.
MacKenzie Scott Tuttle was born in San Francisco on the 7th of April 1970 and graduated in 1988 from Hotchkiss High School. After graduating from Princeton in English, she joined a hedge fund, D.E Shaw, as a research associate. Her boss Jeff Bezos was quite young at that time. Both of them were Princeton alums, and Bezos was working as a VP at the firm.
Bezos was the one to conduct the initial interview of MacKenzie. They both had offices near each other. Mackenzie has never been a shy person, and that is what she proved by asking Jeff Bezos out. Together they went out on a lunch date, and three months later, they got engaged. Just after spending six months with each other, they got married.
Her share in the journey
After getting married, one day, Jeff shared his idea for amazon with his new wife. Mackenzie noted that how passionate Jeff was about his plan while he was talking about it. In a year, both of them quit working, gathered their things, and set out on a trip to Seattle.
During that time, Jeff kept on creating and working on his business plan for Amazon. For MacKenzie, watching him put all his effort was a satisfying experience.
She was one of the earliest employees of Amazon when she took the job as an accountant at the online retail company. The couple shares four children together: three sons and an adopted daughter from China.
After divorcing Jeff, MacKenzie joined the Giving Pledge.
The organization was propelled by Bill Gates in 2010, along with Warren Buffett and Melinda Gates. All of them are praised for their commitment towards focusing on worldwide generosity.