Billionaire Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon’s founder, has remarried and tied-a-knot with the Seattle science teacher Dan Jewett, after her divorce from Jeff Bezos.
Former wife of the world’s richest person, MacKenzie has remarried after her high profile divorce from Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos and tied-a-knot with a science school teacher from Seattle. The news about their marriage was mentioned in a post on a website for the philanthropic organisation The Giving Pledge, in which Mr. Jewett said he would be signing on to Ms. Scott’s commitment to give away most of her wealth.
However, it is still not revealed as to when they both were married. Dan Jewett wrote on the Giving Pledge, “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”. Giving pledge is a campaign created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage billionaire philanthropy.
In a statement, Bezos said, “Dan is such a great guy, and I’m happy and excited for the both of them.
Who is MacKenzie Scott?
MacKenzie Scott, 50-year-old, is the former wife of the World’s richest person and a published novelist, Jeff Bezos. She is also world’s 22nd richest person worth some $53 billion, according to Forbes. Ms Scott married Jeff Bezos in 1993 and divorced after 25 years of marriage in 2019, which left her with a 4% stake in Amazon. She had inherited $36.8 billion after her split from Bezos in 2019.
MacKenzie Scott had donated over $4.1 billion in the four months prior to food banks and emergency relief funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in December. She also changed her author page on the website to read, “She lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan.”
Scott occupies a unique place in the world of mega-philanthropy. According to a Medium post she wrote in December, she has given away more than $4 billion of her fortune, since her divorce. she revealed her philanthropic vision on the Giving Pledge in 2019, writing that she had a “disproportionate amount of money to share.”
Who is Dan Jewett?
Dan Jewett is a science teacher in private Lakeside School in Seattle. He announced about his marriage with MacKenzie Scott on the website for the Giving Pledge, which is a popular movement created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage Billionaire philanthropy. Dan Jewett’s net worth is not known yet. However, Jewett indicated in GivingPledge.org that he plans to donate his wealth and all of his assets to help for the betterment of society.
Dan Jewett recent comments about her Philanthropy work
“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 a particular meaning,” wrote Dan Jewett in a post-dated on Saturday on Ms. Scott’s page on the Giving Pledge website.
He further stated, “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.”
Dan Jewett signed off by saying that the commitment to philanthropy would benefit him as much as it would benefit others, and that he looked forward to “the growth and learning I have ahead as a part of this undertaking with MacKenzie.”
Jewett said, “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”.
He further added, “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.
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.”
Jeff Bezos reaction to Dan Jewett remarrying news
The couple looks look mesmerising and ecstatic together and MacKenzie Scott’s ex-husband, Jeff Bezos is also cheering and supporting the two of them for their journey ahead.