MacKenzie Scott, billionaire ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married Dan Jewett, a chemistry teacher from Seattle.
The announcement was made over the weekend by Jewett on the website for Giving Pledge, the movement created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage extremely wealthy people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
While Scott gave away almost $6 billion last year, Jewett said that he also plans to give away the majority of his wealth during his lifetime.
“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.”Jewett said in the note, announcing the marriage.
With a net worth of $53.5 billion, Scott, 50, is the world’s 22nd-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Since her divorce from the Amazon founder in 2019, she has made tremendous contributions to philanthropic causes.
Who is Mackenzie Scott?
Mackenzie, 48, has four children with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. They met in 1993.
Mackenzie is a successful novelist and author of two books. She was a student of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Morrison at Princeton University.
Mackenzie, from California, was one of Amazon’s first employees as an accountant.
She has authored two books that have been critically acclaimed. Mackenzie’s maiden name was Mackenzie Tuttle before her marriage to Jeff Bezos.
Mackenzie also donated a whopping $7billion to end racial discrimination, public health, and climate change.