What is Maci Bookout's net worth? Here's how the 'Teen Mom OG' star went on to become businesswoman and author

Bookout was always ambitious, right from the start, seeing that she didn't let motherhood deter her


                            What is Maci Bookout's net worth? Here's how the 'Teen Mom OG' star went on to become businesswoman and author
Maci Bookout attends MTV 'Restore The Shore' Jersey Shore Benefit on November 15, 2012, in New York City (Getty Images)
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Back when '16 and Pregnant' first hit screens in 2009, the show received many mixed reviews and it was hard to tell if viewers were fans or not. One thing was for sure though — it was an absolute hit. It's here that we were first introduced to Maci Bookout, who was featured on the very first episode of the series.

Maci seemed like a young bright girl, with her whole future ahead of her — until she finds out that she was pregnant — her then-boyfriend and later ex-fiancé, Ryan Edwards, had knocked her up.

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Fans followed Bookout's journey as they saw her deal with being pregnant and with school, her rocky relationship with Edwards and later, the birth of her son Bentley Cadence Edwards. Even after their son was born, Edwards left Bookout to deal with most of the parenting bit and his indifference was truly unbecoming.


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Bookout managed to make it work out in her favor, seeing that she went to star in multiple spinoffs, including the latest season of the series. According to MTV, this season is about how: "A pandemic can't keep Amber, Catelynn, Cheyenne, Maci and Mackenzie from making major moves in their lives, as the moms continue to share their ups and downs and put their families first."

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At age 29, Bookout is a long way from being the naive teenager she was and is now an established TV personality, public speaker and author, with a sizeable net worth. Here's a look at her interesting journey.

She's from Chattanooga, Tennessee


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Maci Bookout Mckinney is from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Back in school, Bookout was rather popular, seeing that she was quite athletic. Fans saw her life play out on screen after she found out that she had been knocked up by her then-boyfriend, Ryan Edwards. Bookout gave birth to their son, Bentley Edwards, in October 2008. She and Edwards were engaged shortly after in 2009.

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Bookout was always ambitious, right from the start, seeing that she didn't let motherhood deter her. She attended an accelerated school, hoping to graduate early. She also attended community college in the hope to pursue her education. It's here that fans saw her relationship crumble.

Edwards was not a hands-on father and it put a lot of pressure on their relationship. Seeing that Bookout had to make a lot of sacrifices to raise her son while his father made none, the two hit a rough patch. They decided to brave through it, for the sake of their son, but ultimately called it quits in 2010.

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She is an author and a businesswoman


Bookout doesn't have just one, but four books to her name — 'Bulletproof', which she wrote in 2015, 'I Wasn't Born Bulletproof: Lessons I've Learned (So You Don't Have To)' dated to 2017 and the most recent one - 'The Battle Upstairs: Poetry Book' dated to 2020. She also launched her own coloring book 'The Maci and Taylor Wedding Album: An Adult Coloring Book' back in 2017.

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Along with this, Bookout has a clothing brand she started with her husband Taylor Mckinney known as 'Thing That Matter' or TTM. The brand creates clothing to draw awareness to a range of causes, such as autism, PCOS, breast cancer, Pride unity and more.


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Seeing that Bookout has a list of successful ventures, her current net worth is $3 million, and with the new season and a chance of endorsements, there is only chance of it growing.

She has three children


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Bookout's oldest son is Bentley Cadence Edwards, who she had at age 16 with Ryan Edwards. She went on to tie the knot in 2016 to Taylor McKinney. The two have two children together Jayde Carter McKinney and Maverick Reed McKinney.