Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from second husband

SEATTLE — MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has filed for divorce from her second husband after less than two years of marriage.

According to The New York Times, Scott filed for divorce from former science teacher Dan Jewett in King County Superior Court on Monday. The divorce was not contested.

Before marrying Scott, Jewett had been a teacher for decades and taught chemistry at the private Lakeside School, where Scott’s children attended.

Scott has given away billions of dollars as part of a pledge to donate most of her fortune, according to KIRO-TV.

In March, Scott announced that she had donated nearly $4 billion to at least 465 nonprofits bringing her publicly disclosed donations to more than $12 billion since 2019, according to The Associated Press.

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