MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Jeff Bezos, 50-year-old, has married Dan Jewett, a Seattle science teacher two years after separation. Jewett has been a teacher for decades and most recently taught chemistry at the private Lakeside School, where Scott’s children attended. “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,” Mr. Jewett said After donating $1.68 billion to 116 nonprofits, universities, community development groups and legal organizations last July, Scott asked a team of advisers to help her “accelerate” her 2020 giving with immediate help to those financially gutted by the pandemic.
Scott went on to donate a total of $5.7 billion in 2020 by asking community leaders to help identify 512 organizations for seven- and eight-figure gifts, including food banks, human-service organizations, and racial-justice charities. Her wealth is now valued at more than $60 billion. She is a signatory to the Giving Pledge, a commitment to give at least half of her wealth to charity. In 2006, Scott won the American Book Award for her 2005 debut novel, The Testing of Luther Albright. “Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them,” said Mr. Bezos in a statement provided by an Amazon spokesman.