- MacKenzie Bezos is one of the wealthiest women in the world and among the top 25 richest people in the world.
- Bezos signed the Giving Pledge, committing to donate more than half of her lifetime wealth.
- After finalising the terms of her divorce with Jeff Bezos, she reportedly kept about $US35 billion worth of Amazon stock.
- MacKenzie attended Princeton University, has written two novels, and received an American Book Award. Watch the video above to learn more about her career.
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Following is a transcript of the video.
MacKenzie Bezos is set to become one of the richest women in the world.
With the terms of her divorce from Jeff Bezos apparently finalised, MacKenzie Bezos will hold on to around $US35 billion worth of Amazon stock.
Growing up in San Francisco, MacKenzie said she spent a lot of time writing stories in her room.
At Princeton University, she studied fiction with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, who later told Vogue that MacKenzie was among the best students she’s ever had in creative writing.
In college, she worked various jobs as a waitress, nanny, tutor, and dishwasher.
She met her future husband, Jeff Bezos, at her first job after college in New York City.
Soon, the couple married and moved to Seattle, where they founded Amazon.
MacKenzie was one of Amazon’s first employees: an accountant.
During this time, she was also working on her first book, “The Testing of Luther Albright” (2005).
She later received an American Book Award for her work.
MacKenzie rented a small apartment in Seattle where she would go to write without distractions while her kids were in school.
She published her second novel, “Traps,” in 2013.
Once her divorce is finalised, she’s set to become one of the richest women in the world and among the top 25 richest people in the world. Jeff Bezos will still hold the #1 spot for world’s richest person.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published on April 5, 2019.
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