Billionaire MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, married a science teacher at her children’s school.
The news comes two years after her divorce from Bezos.
The philanthropy website Giving Pledge revealed the news of MacKenzie Scott’s marriage to Dan Jewett. Later, Bezos said in a statement: “Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them.”
Scott has become one of the richest women in the world and has given away more than $4 billion of her fortune through charity.
The latest estimates from Forbes indicated that she is worth around $53 billion, but she has stated her intention to give away most of it. In recent years, Scott has donated much of her fortune to charities run by women, Black colleges, and food banks.
MacKenzie Scott was married to Bezos for 25 years, but they divorced in 2019.
She helped him start Amazon in 1994 and also wrote two novels. Her Amazon copyright page was updated and now says she “lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan.”
Dan is a science teacher who works at the prestigious school that her children attend.
When Scott and Bezos split, he owned more than 16% of the company and was the richest person in the world. She received 4% of the shares as part of their divorce settlement.
Scott is currently ranked 22nd among the wealthiest people in the world.
Bezos, who constantly competes with Tesla’s Elon Musk for the title of the richest person on the planet, is now in first place with a fortune of around $177 billion.
Dan Jewett also joined the Giving Pledge charitable pledge.
Giving Pledge is a website created in 2010 by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett for billionaires who have promised to donate much of their fortune to philanthropic work.
In a post, Mr. Jewett’s said: “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.”
“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 in his Giving Pledge letter.