Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott marries a science teacher at her kids’ private school following 2019 divorce
MacKenzie Scott, the world’s 22nd richest person and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has found love again.
The 50-year-old, who is worth an estimated $53 billion, divorced the Amazon founder back in 2019 after 25 years of marriage.
She has now married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at the private Seattle Lakeside School where her children she shares with Bezos attend.
The private school where Jewett teaches and his wife’s children attend is for grades five to 12 and costs $38,000 per year.
The couple made their marriage publicly and spoke about their philanthropic plans in a post on the Giving Pledge – a site where billionaires and millionaires vow to dedicate a majority of their wealth to charitable causes.
In a statement on the Giving Pledge’s website, Scott said her philanthropic plans have not changed.
“My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty,” she said.
Jewett indicated he plans to follow her lead. He said he intends to give away the majority of his wealth.
The marriage comes after Scott and Bezos divorced after a 25-year-long marriage. The divorce settlement made her among the richest people on Earth, currently holding a $53 billion fortune according to Forbes after receiving a quarter of Bezos’ Amazon shares.
The pair, who got married in 1993, first announced their separation in January 2019 shortly before the billionaire’s affair with Lauren Sanchez was exposed.