MacKenzie Scott, Ex-Wife Of Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, Marries Science Teacher
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MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a science teacher.
Scott and Bezos finalised their divorce in 2019 after more than 25 years of marriage, making her one of the world's richest women.
Now she has a new husband in the form of Dan Jewett - who reportedly teaches at a private Lakeside School in Washington state, which is attended by Scott's four children.
Jewett announced their relationship in a post on the Giving Pledge site, where extremely rich people are encouraged 'to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes'.
Jewett wrote: "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.
"And now, 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 continued: "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.
"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."
The author bio of 50-year-old Scott - who has written two books - has also been updated on the Amazon website.
It reads: "MacKenzie Scott is the author of two novels, and the recipient of an American Book Award. She lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan."
A source confirmed Scott and Jewett's marriage to the Wall Street Journal.
Bezos congratulated the couple in a statement.
He said: "Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them."