MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, marries Seattle school teacher

MacKenzie Scott, the contributor previously married to Jeff Bezos, has walked down the aisle again after her 2019 divorce from the Amazon.com Inc. architect.

Ms. Scott, one of the world’s richest women, has married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a Seattle private school.

Ms. Scott has committed much of her time lately to philanthropic activities supporting women-led charities, food banks, and Black colleges, among other organizations. Since her separation, Ms. Scott has given away more than $4 billion of her money, this was disclosed via what she wrote on Medium in December 2020.

In a post dated Saturday on Ms. Scott’s page on the Giving Pledge website, for billionaires who have pledged to contribute most of their wealth to philanthropic accomplishments, Mr. Jewett signed on to her loyalty.

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“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,” Mr. Jewett’s post says.

“Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them,” said Mr. Bezos in a statement provided by an Amazon spokesman.

Ms. Scott and Mr. Jewett couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on Sunday.

Ms. Scott and Mr. Bezos, both Princeton University graduates, met while working at a hedge fund in New York. She helped him start Amazon in 1994, and is the author of two novels. Her Amazon author page now says that she “lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan.”

At the time of their 2019 divorce, after 25 years of marriage, Mr. Bezos was the wealthiest person in the world, with his stake of more than 16% of Amazon. Ms. Scott received 4% of Amazon’s shares as part of their divorce settlement, though Mr. Bezos kept voting rights for those shares.

Ms. Scott joined the Giving Pledge in May 2019, immediately after terms of her detachment with Mr. Bezos were confirmed. The vow was launched by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in 2010. Mr. Bezos hasn’t joined the deal.

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