Mackenzie Scott net worth, age, height, wiki, biography and latest updates.
MacKenzie Scott is a well-known and successful American novelist and philanthropist. Mackenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has made a significant donation to an Omaha nonprofit. Scott recently announced a $2.9 million pledge to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, the organization’s greatest one-time gift.
MacKenzie Scott: Profile summary
|Nickname||MacKenzie Scott Tuttle|
|Date of Birth||None|
|Age in 2022||Unknown|
|Birth Place||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Profession||novelist and philanthropist|
|Earning Source (s)||Amazon|
Mackenzie Scott: Biography, Wikipedia
MacKenzie Scott Tuttle was born on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California, to a financial planner father and homemaker mother. She claims to have begun seriously writing at the age of 6 when she wrote The Book Worm, a 142-page book which was destroyed in a flood.
In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. In 1992, Tuttle earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Princeton University, where she studied under the Nobel Laureate in Literature Toni Morrison, who described Tuttle as “one of the best students I’ve ever had in my creative writing classes” She also worked as a research assistant to Morrison for the 1992 novel Jazz.
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Mackenzie Scott: Career
In 2005, Mackenzie Scott wrote her debut novel, The Testing of Luther Albright, for which she won an American Book Award in 2006. She said it took her 10 years to write, as she was helping Bezos build Amazon, give birth to three children, and raise them. Toni Morrison, her former teacher, reviewed the book as “a rarity: a sophisticated novel that breaks and swells the heart”. Her second novel, Traps, was published in 2013.
- The Testing of Luther Albright. Fourth Estate. 2005.
- Traps. Knopf. 2013.
- 116 Organizations Driving Change. Medium. 2020.
- 384 Ways to Help. Medium. 2020.
- Seeding by Ceding. Medium. 2021.
MacKenzie Scott: Amazon Career
In 1993, Scott and Bezos were married, and in 1994, they both left D. E. Shaw, moved to Seattle, and started Amazon. Scott was one of Amazon’s first employees and was heavily involved in Amazon’s early days, working on the company’s name, business plan, accounts and shipping early orders. She also negotiated the company’s first freight contract. When Amazon began to succeed, Scott took a less involved role in the business, preferring to focus on her family and literary career.
Mackenzie Scott: Philanthropy
In May 2019, Scott signed the Giving Pledge, a charitable-giving campaign. In a July 2020 Medium post, Scott announced that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 non-profit organizations, focusing on racial equality, LGBTQ+ equality, democracy, and climate change. She had donated a further $4.15 billion in the previous four months to 384 organizations, focusing on supporting people affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing long-term systemic inequities. On June 15, 2021, Scott announced another $2.7 billion in giving to 286 organizations. Above are the few big donations that came through Mackenzie Scott. Forbes reported that Scott donated $8.5 billion across 780 organizations in one year (July 2020 to July 2021).
MacKenzie Scott: Donated Big Brother Big Sister Organization
Billionaire MacKenzie Scott made another massive charitable donation, giving $123 million to Big Brother Big Sisters in May 2022, the largest gift the organization has ever received from an individual in its 118-year history.
Mackenzie Scott: Personal Life
Scott married Jeff Bezos, Amazon and Blue Origin founder, from 1993 to 2019. She met him while working as his assistant at D. E. Shaw in 1992; after three months of dating in New York, they married and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1994. They have four children: three sons and one daughter. Their daughter is adopted from China.
She is now married to high school chemistry teacher Dan Jewett. The marriage was revealed in Jewett’s Giving Pledge letter posted on March 6, 2021.
MacKenzie Scott: Net Worth
MacKenzie is the 67th richest person and 3rd richest woman in the world, with a staggering net worth of $53 billion.