Mackenzie Scott files for divorce from second husband

MacKenzie Scott the famous philanthropist is looking for divorce again. After a year and a half’s courtship, she seeks a permanent separation from her second husband. The court granted a 90 days trial period, after that the divorce will be final.

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott filed for divorce from her second husband. Former schoolteacher Daniel Jewett, ending their 1½-year union, court records showed. Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, tied the knot with Jewett in March 2021. She filed divorce papers this week in King County, Washington, Superior Court.

Scott was previously married to Bezos for 25 years before the pair announced their divorce in 2019. In April of that year, Bezos and Scott reached a settlement in their divorce that gave her a four percent stake in Amazon, valued at $38.3 billion at the time.

She promised to donate her entire fortune to charity, signing on to the Giving Pledge, an initiative under which the super-rich can commit to philanthropic endeavors. Scott has made sizable gifts to aid good causes including providing affordable housing. Jewett was a science teacher at a Seattle private school to which Scott and Bezos sent their children. The couple married in March last year.

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The couple was together for less than two years. The filing said both still live in King County. “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,” Jewett wrote on the Giving Pledge website in 2021. “I look forward to the growth and learning I have ahead as a part of this undertaking with MacKenzie.”

The boilerplate divorce petition showed the pair had already entered a “prenuptial agreement, separation contract, or community property agreement.” The paperwork and the exact details of how their massive fortune will be divided were not included in the court record Thursday.

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