- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ex MacKenzie Scott married Seattle chemistry teacher Dan Jewett.
- Jewett announced their marriage on March 6 in a note on the Scott’s Giving Pledge website,
- Scott is the world’s 22nd richest person, with an estimated net worth of $US53 ($AU72) billion.
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MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has found love again: in the arms of Seattle science teacher Dan Jewett.
The couple’s union was announced in March 6 post on the Giving Pledge website, where Jewett signed on to Scott’s commitment to give away half her fortune to charity in her lifetime.
“Kind people in my life have been instrumental in making me the person I am today – people who supported me through challenging times, showed me grace when I was at my worst, befriended me despite our differences, and offered me a home when I had none,” Jewett said in his post.
“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,” he added.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the couple met at the Lakeside School, a private institute that Scott’s children attend.
“Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them,” Jeff Bezos said in a statement to Forbes.
Scott is one of the world’s wealthiest women. She is estimated to have a current net worth of around $US53 ($AU72) billion, following her high-profile split from Bezos in 2019.
Scott has since devoted her time – and billions of dollars – to charitable initiatives in support of women-led charities and food banks.
Most notably, Insider reported in December last year that Scott had given away nearly $US4.2 ($AU6) billion from her fortune to 384 organizations across the US within just four months, ranging from food banks to emergency relief funds.
This massive donation followed an earlier announcement that Scott made in July 2020 that she had already contributed almost $US1.7 ($AU2) billion to 116 organizations – including non-profits and community development groups – in an effort to help those struggling with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bezos and Scott split in 2019. The divorce settlement gave Scott millions of shares of Amazon worth an estimated $US38 ($AU51) billion.