Jeff Bezos' ex-wife marries a teacher who works at her kids' private school following 2019 divorce

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, has married a Seattle teacher who teaches at the private school where her children are enrolled.  

Scott, who was previously known as MacKenzie Bezos and is worth an estimated $53 billion, divorced the Amazon founder back in 2019 after 25 years of marriage.

The 50-year-old's new husband is Dan Jewett - a science teacher at the private Seattle Lakeside School where the children she shares with Bezos attend. 

It is not yet clear when Scott and Jewett married or how long they have been together. 

Bezos, who shares four children with his ex-wife, said in a statement via an Amazon spokesman: 'Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them'. 

The couple first mentioned their marriage publicly on Saturday in a post on the Giving Pledge - a site where billionaires and millionaires vow to dedicate their wealth to others. 

Scott, who is an author and philanthropist, has also changed her Amazon biography page to say she lives in Seattle with her four children and husband Dan.    

A source confirmed Scott and Jewett's marriage to the Wall Street Journal. 

The private school where Jewett teaches and his wife's children attend is for grades five to 12 and costs $38,000 per year. 

Famous alumni of the private school include Bill Gates.  

In a post on the site, Jewett said he was joining his wife's 'commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others'. 

'It is strange to be writing a letter indicating I plan to give away the majority of my wealth during my lifetime, as I have never sought to gather the kind of wealth required to feel like saying such a thing would have particular meaning,' 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.'   

Since her divorce from Bezos in 2019, Scott - who helped create Amazon - has already dedicated a portion of her wealth. 




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