Last updated on August 17th, 2023 at 04:17 pm
Facts About MacKenzie Scott
|53 Years Old
|Mackenzie S. Tuttle
|Novelist , Journalist
|Place Of Birth
|San Francisco, California, United States
|College / University
|Bachelor's degree in English
|Jeff Bezos (M. 1993; Div. 2019)
|5 feet 7 inches
|American Book Award (2006)
|Seattle, Washington, USA
An American novelist and journalist, MacKenzie Scott, formerly MacKenzie Bezos is the founder of the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution, where she serves as executive director. Besides these, she is also known for her marriage relationship with the founder of the Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos. Besides this, she has also won the 2006 American Book Award for her novel ‘The Testing of Luther Albright’. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott divorced in 2019, making one of the expensive divorce settlements in history.
What is MacKenzie Scott Famous For?
- Being a Novelist and Journalist.
- Being a wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon
- Richest Women in the World
Gossip and Rumors
- On 9th January 2019, Jeff Bezos announced in a signed joint statement via Twitter that he and MacKenzie Bezos were divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
Source: ABC7 Chicago
Books of MacKenzie Scott
- The Testing of Luther Albright (2005)
- Traps (2013)
Early Life of MacKenzie Scott
MacKenzie was born as MacKenzie S. Tuttle in San Francisco, California, United States. She is the daughter of a financial planner father, Ted Jorgensen and housewife mother, Jacqueline Gise. There is no information on her siblings.
She has an American Nationality and belongs to a White Caucasian ethnicity. Her horoscope is Aries.
Talking about her education, MacKenzie attended Hotchkiss School in Connecticut in 1988. Later, she completed her graduation in English at Princeton University with the highest honors in 1992.
MacKenzie Scott Career
MacKenzie Scott had her career in Journalism before the wife of Jeff Bezos. She was talented since her childhood. She loved to read literature and writing stories and her family helped her in pursuing her career in Journalism. At the age of six, she attempted to write the 142-page manuscript book named called ‘The Book Worm.’
She started her career by doing a variety of jobs including research assistant to Tony Morrison and considers him as her Guru. She has always been very objectives in her writing.
Later, she pursued her professional career by publishing her first book, ‘The Testing of Luther Albright’ in 2005 which took her almost ten years to complete. Apart from that, she was awarded the 2006 American Book Award for her first novel.
Shortly, she published her second novel ‘Traps’ in 2013 which had the makings of a Hollywood thriller. She also worked as an activist and founded an anti-bullying organization ‘Bystander Revolution’ in 2014. And as of now, she is the executive director of the foundation.
MacKenzie Scott Net Worth 2020
MacKenzie Scott is now the richest woman in the world. She overtook L'Oreal SA heiress, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers to become the world's richest woman in August 2020. Scott is now the world's 12th richest person in the world with a net worth of $64.4 billion.
It is reported that Scott's former husband, Bezos's fortune had grown by $24 billion during this global COVID-19 pandemic. His net worth surpassed $200 billion, making him the first person to have surpassed a net worth of $200 billion. His net worth is $204.6 billion at present. It was due to the surge in shopping through Amazon during the pandemic. As Scott owns 25% stock in Amazon, her net worth also increased during the pandemic. She became the world's richest woman in the world in August 2020.
Earlier in 2019, Scott became the third-richest woman in the world after her divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos in 2019. Through her divorce settlement, she received 25% in Amazon stock making her the owner of a 4% stake in the company. She was worth $36 billion at the time.
She signed the Giving Pledge in 2019 to give at least half of her wealth to charity.
Awards and Achievements of MacKenzie Scott
MacKenzie Scott was awarded the 2006 ‘American Book Award’ for ‘Outstanding Literary Achievement’ in recognition of her novel ‘The Testing of Luther Albright’. The book was also named ‘Los Angeles Times’ book of the year.
Similarly, Her greatest achievement in life has been to find a perfect balance between her profession as a writer and her responsibilities as a mother and wife of one of the richest entrepreneurs in the world.
Personal Life of MacKenzie Scott
MacKenzie Scott is a divorced woman. She was previously married to Amazon Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos. The couple was married for 25 years from 1993 until their divorce in 2019. The duo first met in at the New York City hedge fund company, DE Shaw. Soon after they started dating and eventually got married in 1993. As they tied their knot, the married pair have been helping each other in each and every step of their life. Together, the couple has also welcomed four children. However, the couple announced in 2019 that they have decided to end their 25 years of marriage.
Furthermore, they have three sons and adopted a Chinese daughter who is the youngest child. She has never been in an extramarital affair and never seen any other men in the public and media. After 25 years the couple decides to divorce each other and they remain friends.
Body Measurements of Mackenzie Scott
Moving towards her body measurements, MacKenzie Scott has a beautiful pair of light brown eyes and black hair. She stands 5 feet 7 inches and her figure type is an hourglass. However, her weight is 132 lbs.
Trivias About MacKenzie Scott You Need To Know.
- She and Jeff announced their divorce in a statement on Twitter.
- She founded an anti-bullying organization in 2014.
- She was awarded the 2006 ‘American Book Award’ for ‘Outstanding Literary Achievement’ in recognition of her novel ‘The Testing of Luther Albright’
- She adopted adopted a Chinese daughter.