Billionaire ex-wife of Jeff Bezos files for divorce from new husband

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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It seems money certainly can't buy happiness after the billionaire ex-wife of Jeff Bezos filed for divorce from her second husband.

Yep, that's right. Mackenzie Scott, who was married to the Amazon founder between 1993 and 2019, is in the process of divorcing her teacher husband - just one year after they got married.

A New York Times report revealed that Scott's husband, Dan Jewett, was a high school science teacher in Seattle and that Scott had filed for divorce in a Washington court on Monday (September 26).

According to the Washington Post, the pair had met at the Lakeside School in Seattle, where Scott's four shared children with Bezos are in attendance.

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Mackenzie Scott (pictured with first husband, Jeff Bezos, in 2018) met her second husband, teacher Dan Jewett, at the school her and Bezos' shared children attend. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Jewett and Scott's marriage was first noticed when he added his name alongside Scott's on the website for Giving Pledge - a 2010 campaign initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates.

This initiative was created to encourage the world's wealthiest people to donate the majority of their wealth to charities during their lifetimes.

As reported by The Guardian, Jewett wrote in a letter published on the campaign's website that he was: "Grateful for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared. 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."

This letter apparently no longer appears on the site.

After being married for almost 30 years, Scott and Bezos settled their divorce in April 2019 - this included the 58-year-old billionaire giving his ex-wife a four per cent stake in Amazon. At the time, this was valued at $38.3 billion, making Scott one of the richest people in the world.

Per a Medium post written by Scott, she had already given away $4 billion to 384 various organizations throughout 2020.

"The result over the last four months has been $4,158,500,000 in gifts to 384 organizations across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. Some are filling basic needs: food banks, emergency relief funds, and support services for those most vulnerable," Scott wrote.

"Others are addressing long-term systemic inequities that have been deepened by the crisis: debt relief, employment training, credit and financial services for under-resourced communities, education for historically marginalized and underserved people, civil rights advocacy groups, and legal defense funds that take on institutional discrimination," she added in the post.

The 52-year-old philanthropist had previously pledged to donate much of her fortune, writing in another Medium piece: "Last year I pledged to give the majority of my wealth back to the society that helped generate it, to do it thoughtfully, to get started soon, and to keep at it until the safe is empty."

FOX News has reported that Scott and Jewett allegedly have a separation contract in place that details their division of assets, however, this is not yet public.

Featured image credit: Geisler-Fotopress GmbH / Alamy

Billionaire ex-wife of Jeff Bezos files for divorce from new husband

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

It seems money certainly can't buy happiness after the billionaire ex-wife of Jeff Bezos filed for divorce from her second husband.

Yep, that's right. Mackenzie Scott, who was married to the Amazon founder between 1993 and 2019, is in the process of divorcing her teacher husband - just one year after they got married.

A New York Times report revealed that Scott's husband, Dan Jewett, was a high school science teacher in Seattle and that Scott had filed for divorce in a Washington court on Monday (September 26).

According to the Washington Post, the pair had met at the Lakeside School in Seattle, where Scott's four shared children with Bezos are in attendance.

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Mackenzie Scott (pictured with first husband, Jeff Bezos, in 2018) met her second husband, teacher Dan Jewett, at the school her and Bezos' shared children attend. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Jewett and Scott's marriage was first noticed when he added his name alongside Scott's on the website for Giving Pledge - a 2010 campaign initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates.

This initiative was created to encourage the world's wealthiest people to donate the majority of their wealth to charities during their lifetimes.

As reported by The Guardian, Jewett wrote in a letter published on the campaign's website that he was: "Grateful for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared. 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."

This letter apparently no longer appears on the site.

After being married for almost 30 years, Scott and Bezos settled their divorce in April 2019 - this included the 58-year-old billionaire giving his ex-wife a four per cent stake in Amazon. At the time, this was valued at $38.3 billion, making Scott one of the richest people in the world.

Per a Medium post written by Scott, she had already given away $4 billion to 384 various organizations throughout 2020.

"The result over the last four months has been $4,158,500,000 in gifts to 384 organizations across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. Some are filling basic needs: food banks, emergency relief funds, and support services for those most vulnerable," Scott wrote.

"Others are addressing long-term systemic inequities that have been deepened by the crisis: debt relief, employment training, credit and financial services for under-resourced communities, education for historically marginalized and underserved people, civil rights advocacy groups, and legal defense funds that take on institutional discrimination," she added in the post.

The 52-year-old philanthropist had previously pledged to donate much of her fortune, writing in another Medium piece: "Last year I pledged to give the majority of my wealth back to the society that helped generate it, to do it thoughtfully, to get started soon, and to keep at it until the safe is empty."

FOX News has reported that Scott and Jewett allegedly have a separation contract in place that details their division of assets, however, this is not yet public.

Featured image credit: Geisler-Fotopress GmbH / Alamy