Bezos’s ex-wife remarried and married a private high school teacher with $53.5 billion in assets


Tencent technology news on March 8: according to people familiar with the matter, the ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has remarried. His second husband is Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a well-known private school in Seattle.
Scott ended his 25-year marriage with Bezos in 2019. According to the latest data from the list of the billionaires, with assets of 53.5 billion US dollars, it is the fourth richest woman in the world. Scott recently spent most of his time on philanthropy, benefiting women led charities, food banks and black universities. Her December 2020 post confirmed that she has donated more than $4 billion of personal wealth since her divorce.
On the Scott homepage of the Giving Pledge website on Saturday local time, Juette also signed her promise. The pledge of giving is a website for billionaires who promise to give most of their wealth to charity.
“It’s strange to write a letter indicating that I intend to give away most of my wealth in my lifetime, because I’ve never saved the kind of wealth that makes me feel special about saying such things,” Juette said in the post
“Juette is a very good person and I’m very happy for their combination,” Bezos said in a statement through an Amazon spokesman
Scott and Bezos, both graduated from Princeton University, met while working for a hedge fund in New York. Scott helped Bezos start Amazon in 1994 and wrote two novels. Scott wrote on Amazon’s author page that she now “lives in Seattle with four children and her husband Juette.”.
By the time of his divorce in 2019, Bezos was already the richest man in the world, holding more than 16% of Amazon. Scott took a 4% stake in Amazon as part of the divorce agreement, but Bezos reserved the right to vote on those shares.
Scott joined the “pledge of donation” in May 2019, when the terms of her divorce from Bezos had just been finalized. The pledge was founded in 2010 by Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and the famous investor Warren Buffet. Bezos has yet to join the commitment.
Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, Amazon has been greatly boosted and helped to boost its share price. Bezos has regained its position as the world’s richest man, with a net worth of about $177 billion, after a period of competition with Tesla and Elon Musk, the chief executive of SpaceX, according to Forbes and the fortune list published by Bloomberg. Scott ranked 22nd with assets of about $53 billion.
Lakeside high school, a famous private school in Seattle, confirmed that Juette was indeed a teacher of the school. “Coincidentally, I married one of the most generous and kind-hearted people I know, and together with her, I promised to pass on the great wealth to others,” Juette said in his donation pledge (Tencent technology reviser / Jinlu)