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Jeff Bezos’ soon-to-be ex-wife was a research assistant for novelist Toni Morrison

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MacKenzie Bezos

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ soon to be ex-wife  MacKenzie Bezos at one time was a research assistant for Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.

An English major who graduated from Princeton, Bezos pursued her degree while working for Morrison. She continued to work for Morrison after graduating.

She calls Morrison her guru.

The 48-year-old Bezos is a successful novelist. In 2006, she won the American Book Award for “Outstanding Literary Achievement” for “The Testing of Luther Albright.” She also wrote the novel “Traps.”

MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos announced this month they will divorce after 25 years of marriage.

She already is a very rich woman and she is expected to become even richer. She currently has a net worth of $1 billion.

MacKenzie is a native of San Francisco who now lives in the Seattle area.

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