The Wall Street Journal: Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott marries Seattle school teacher

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MacKenzie Scott, the philanthropist formerly married to Jeff Bezos, has married again following her 2019 divorce from the Inc. AMZN, +0.77%  founder, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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

Scott has devoted much of her time recently to philanthropic efforts benefiting women-led charities, food banks and Black colleges, among other institutions. Since her divorce, Scott has given away more than $ 4 billion of her fortune, according to a post she wrote on Medium in December.

Read: MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, gave away $ 4 billion in four months and wants you to follow her lead

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

“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’s post says.

“Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them,” said Bezos in a statement provided by an Amazon spokesman.

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