• 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.
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.
Here’s a look at the career of award-winning novelist MacKenzie Bezos:
MacKenzie grew up in San Francisco. She told Vogue she was a shy child who would often stay in her bedroom writing “elaborate stories.”
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.
After high school, MacKenzie attended Hotchkiss, then transferred to Princeton in order to study fiction with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.