Billionaire MacKenzie Scott's Husband Says They'll Give Away Most Of Their Wealth
Billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a science teacher from Seattle. Dan Jewett, a science teacher at the private Lakeside School, said that he was joining his wife in a pledge to give away a majority of their wealth. "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," Mr Jewett wrote on the Giving Pledge, a campaign created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage billionaire philanthropy.
MacKenzie Scott married Jeff Bezos in 1993. The couple divorced in 2019. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the world's richest person with a $176.6 billion fortune.
Since her divorce, Ms Scott has given away more than $4 billion of her fortune, according to a Medium post she wrote in December. It was in 2019 that she revealed her philanthropic vision on the Giving Pledge, writing that she had a "disproportionate amount of money to share."