Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott marries Seattle faculty instructor

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MacKenzie Scott, the philanthropist who was formerly married to Jeff Bezos, remarried after her divorce in 2019 from Amazon.com Inc.AMZN, + 0.77% founder, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Scott, one of the richest women in the world, has married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a private school in Seattle, according to the person.

Scott has recently devoted much of her time to philanthropic endeavors that benefit women-run charities, food banks, and black colleges, among others. Since their divorce, Scott has given away more than $ 4 billion of her fortune, according to a post she wrote on Medium in December.

Read: Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott gave away $ 4 billion in four months and wants you to follow suit

In a Saturday post on Scott’s page on the Giving Pledge website for billionaires who have pledged to donate most of their fortune to philanthropic endeavors, Jewett signed her commitment.

“It is strange to write a letter saying that I plan to give away most of my fortune during my life as I have never tried to raise the kind of fortune it takes to feel that something like that would have a special meaning, “says Jewett Post.

“Dan is such a great guy and I’m happy and happy for both of them,” Bezos said in a statement from an Amazon spokesman.

An expanded version of this report is posted on WSJ.com.

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