Jeff Bezos' billionaire ex-wife MacKenzie Scott remarries Seattle science teacher after divorcing Amazon mogul
8th March 2021

MACKENZIE Scott, ex-wife of Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos, has remarried.

Scott has married Dan Jewett, a high school science teacher from Washington.

Jewett announced word of his marriage with Scott in a post on The Giving Pledge.

In The Giving Pledge, celebrities and others among the world's richest commit to giving away a majority of their wealth throughout their lifetime.

"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.

He added: "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."

According to Forbes, Jewett worked as a chemistry teacher at Lakeside School.

Scott's kids go to the same school.

Bezos and Scott divorced in 2019 after 25 years of marriage.

The duo had four children together.

After their split, Bezos agreed to a $35billion divorce settlement – along with a quarter of his Amazon stake to his ex-wife.

According to Forbes' real-time billionaire list, as of Sunday, Scott had a net worth of around $53billion.

Scott is currently the world's 22nd richest person.

She's pledged to giving away a majority of her wealth – and in July of last year, it was revealed she'd donated $1.7billion since she split from her ex-husband.

In December, she revealed in a blog post she's donated $4.2billion to food banks and Covid relief funds over four months.

Even after their split, Jeff Bezos still stands as the world's richest man – with a net worth of $176.6billion, according to Forbes' real-time list.

He recently revealed he's stepping down as CEO of Amazon.

Speaking of Scott in his pledge, Jewett wrote: "I have seen many ways that MacKenzie has seen her efforts enhanced when she acts on the belief that those with common values but different perspectives, strengths, and experiences are essential to effecting positive change."

"We are united in that understanding and in our excitement for all we have to learn from so many people working in service of others."

He added: "With that as a foundation, I join with the kindest and most thoughtful person I know in making this pledge, grateful for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared."

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