When Jeff Bezos told his then-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.
The couple announced their plans to divorce in January 2019, and declared that the split was official on April 4, 2019. In a tweet, MacKenzie explained that should would be passing on “all of my interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin, and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of those incredible companies.”
Business Insider’s Hillary Hoffower wrote that the novelist’s remaining shares still likely leave her as one of the world’s richest women.
Here’s a look at the career of award-winning novelist MacKenzie Bezos: