Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott, who is worth $53 billion, marries a Seattle science teacher who works at her kids’ private school following 2019 divorce – and the Amazon founder wishes them congrats!
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, has remarried a Seattle private school teacher, it has been revealed.
Scott, who was previously known as MacKenzie Bezos and is worth an estimated $53 billion, divorced the Amazon founder back in 2019 after 25 years of marriage.
The 50-year-old’s new husband is Dan Jewett – a science teacher at the private Seattle Lakeside School.
The couple first mentioned their marriage publicly on Saturday in a post on the Giving Pledge – a site where billionaires and millionaires vow to dedicate their wealth to others.
It is not yet clear when the couple married or how long they have been together.
Bezos, in a statement via an Amazon spokesman, said: ‘Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them’.
A source confirmed Scott and Jewett’s marriage to the Wall Street Journal.
In a post on the site, Jewett said he was joining his wife’s ‘commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others’.
‘It is strange to be writing a letter indicating I plan to give away the majority of my wealth during my lifetime, as I have never sought to gather the kind of wealth required to feel like saying such a thing would have particular meaning,’ Jewett wrote.
‘I have been a teacher for the majority of my life, as well as a grateful student of the generosity of those around me. This has meant doing my best to follow their example by passing on resources of all kinds – from time, to energy, to material possessions – when I have had them to give.
‘And now, in a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know – and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others.’
Since her divorce from Bezos in 2019, Scott – who helped create Amazon – has already dedicated a portion of her wealth.
She gave away almost $6 billion last year alone.
In a Medium post in December, Scott revealed she had given away $4.1 billion in the previous four months to hundreds of organizations in a bid to help those financially gutted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
She had previously donated $1.68 billion to 116 nonprofits, universities, community development groups and legal organizations in July 2020.
The donations are related to her Giving Pledge commitment that she made after divorcing Bezos.
The Giving Pledge site was created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet.
Other cosigners include Steve and Jean Case; Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan; and Sara Blakely.
Bezos has so far not signed the pledge but he does routinely donate some of his wealth to charitable causes.