(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 12, 2013, Mackenzie Bezos (L) and her husband Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO Amazon.com, arrive for the Allen & Co., arrives to the Allen & Co. annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. – MacKenzie Bezos, soon-to-be ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, will donate half her fortune to charity, joining the ranks of the world’s ultra-wealthy philanthropists, the Giving Pledge announced on May 28, 2019. The charitable organization, founded in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, listed Bezos among 19 new signatories from China, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Britain as well as the United States. (Photo by KEVORK DJANSEZIAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bizos, is ending her second marriage to Dan Jewett. Scott married Jewett, a science teacher, in March 2021.
According to the New York Times, Scott filed for divorce in Washington State on Monday, 26 September 2022. The publication reports that court records show that Jewett did not contest the divorce.
MACKENZIE SCOTT FILES FOR DIVORCE
Speculation of a divorce between the couple came after MacKenzie Scott’s husband’s name appeared to have been removed from several of her philanthropic endeavors. Both Scott and Jewett had previously posted letters to the Giving Pledge website, which is where wealthy people can vow to generously donate a chunk of their fortune to good causes.
Her Amazon bio also removed any mention of Jewett’s name. It isn’t clear if a prenup was in place, but the former couple used a separation contract in which former spouses agree on the terms of the separation, including what becomes of the marital property.
Scott became one of the wealthiest women in the world after divorcing her ex-husband in 2019. She and Bezos had been married between 1993 and 2019.
“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” Bezos said at the time.
He continued, “We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”
Scott has four children with Bezos and is one of the wealthiest women in the world, with a net worth of nearly $30 billion as of Wednesday, 28 September 2022.