Billionaire MacKenzie Scott Marries High School Teacher Dan Jewett!
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MacKenzie Scott has remarried after her 2019 divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

On Sunday, a source told the Wall Street Journal that the philanthropist, one of the world’s wealthiest women, has married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at Seattle’s private Lakeside School.

The Washington Post adds that Scott’s children with Bezos attend classes at Lakeside, which is presumably where the couple met.

Prior to this news, Jewett wrote a blog post for The Giving Pledge, in which billionaires publicly commit to giving the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

In his piece, Jewett confirms his marriage to Scott and promises to donate a significant portion of his wealth to notable causes.

“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 began his note.

“I have been a teacher for the majority of my life, as well as a grateful student of the generosity of those around me. This has meant doing my best to follow their example by passing on resources of all kinds — from time, to energy, to material possessions — when I have had them to give.”

“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, referencing his marriage to Scott.

Though it is unclear when the two tied the knot, Scott confirmed her union, updating her Amazon author’s bio to read, “She lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan.”

In a statement obtained by TMZ, Bezos, who announced in February that he would step down as the CEO of Amazon sometime next year, spoke kindly of his ex-wife’s new relationship.

“Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for both of them,” he was quoted as saying.

Since joining the Giving Pledge in 2019, Scott has donated over $5 billion to various charities and institutions.

Last December, Scott announced in a Medium post that she donated more than $4.1 billion to 384 organizations across all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

She also generously allocated funds to historically black universities across the nation, such as Claflin University, Dillard University, and many others.


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