Amazon Jeff Bezos wife MacKenzie Bezos

• MacKenzie Bezos, the wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is an award-winning novelist.

• She’s had literary ambitions since she was six years old.

• Bezos is now the author of two novels, “The Testing of Luther Albright” and “Traps.”


When Jeff Bezos told his wife MacKenzie about his idea for a new company, she was immediately on board.

Bezos traveled with her husband to Seattle, where she worked for the fledgling Amazon as an accountant.

The move was a bit of a departure for the Princeton grad, who had long dreamed of becoming a writer. But she was eager to support her husband.

“To me, watching your spouse, somebody that you love, have an adventure — what is better than that?” MacKenzie said during an interview with CBS.

Since the early days of Amazon, Bezos has gone on to pursue her literary dreams, publishing two novels, “The Testing of Luther Albright” in 2005 and “Traps” in 2013.

Here’s a look at the career of award-winning novelist MacKenzie Bezos:

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MacKenzie grew up in San Francisco. She told Vogue she was a shy child who would often stay in her bedroom writing “elaborate stories.”

Source: Vogue

She authored her first book — “The Book Worm” — at the age of six. The handwritten, 142-page novel was later lost in a flood, according to her Amazon author bio.

Source: Amazon

After high school, MacKenzie attended Hotchkiss, then transferred to Princeton in order to study fiction with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.

Source: Vogue

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