Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, marries science teacher


MacKenzie Scott is without doubt one of the richest individuals on the earth.  

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MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist who divorced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2019, has wed Seattle science instructor Dan Jewett. It isn’t clear precisely when the couple received married, however Jewett shared the information in a blog post on The Giving Pledge web site on Saturday.

“In a stroke of completely happy coincidence, I’m married to probably the most beneficiant and sort individuals I do know — and becoming a member of her in a dedication to move on an unlimited monetary wealth to serve others,” wrote Jewett, who joined Scott in a pledge to donate most of her fortune to philanthropic efforts. 

Scott finalized her divorce from Bezos in April 2019, gaining four% of Amazon’s inventory as a part of the break up. The four% stake made Scott certainly one of Amazon’s four biggest shareholders and one of the world’s 30 richest people, price about $36 billion. Since her divorce, Scott has given away greater than $four billion to a whole lot of organizations, she wrote in a post on Medium in December. 

Final month, Amazon introduced that Bezos will step down as CEO of the web retail large later this yr, turning over the reins to the longtime Amazon Internet Companies head Andy Jassy. Bezos, who will grow to be govt chairman of Amazon, is anticipated to step away from day-to-day operations, which can presumably give him time to concentrate on different pursuits resembling his aerospace firm Blue Origin. 

Information of Scott’s marriage was earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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