Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott marries her kids’ teacher

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MacKenzie Scott, the philanthropist who was the richest woman in the world before giving away much of her fortune to good causes, has remarried.

The lucky man is Dan Jewett – who is reportedly a chemistry teacher at the private Washington state school attended by Scott's four children.

Scott was previously married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and the billionaire congratulated the happy couple in a statement which read: “Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them”.

Scott and Bezos divorced in 2019 after more than 25 years of marriage. The settlement, in which Scott was awarded a 4% chunk of Amazon stock, valued at over $37 billion.

Scott’s net worth is currently estimated to be in the region of $55.8 billion.

In July 2020, she revealed that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 different charities in one day.

But within three days, the continued rise in Amazon’s share price meant that Scott had become even richer than she was before making the donation.

Scott's new husband Dan announced the wedding on Giving Pledge, a website promoting charitable donations by the ultra-rich.

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He 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."

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He added: "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."

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