MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos and therefore the world’s 22nd richest person, has found her love again and has married Seattle teacher Dan Jewett. The ex-wife of Amazon founder, to whom she was married for 25 years, Scott (Jeff Bezos ex-wife) is net worth according to Forbes $57 billion and thanks to the shares she has in the e-commerce giant.
She confirmed by signing and the Giving Pledge, a promise to give away half her wealth to charity in her life when her divorce with Bezos was confirmed in 2019. She’s been an enthusiastic philanthropist in the two years since, notably giving away $4 billion in 4 months to underserved populations, comprising community universities and historically Black colleges and institutes. Knowingly, it is through the Giving Pledge that news of Scott’s marriage arose.
Pledging to give half of her fortune, Bezos ex-wife Mackenzie wrote in her pledge giving statement, in a stroke of happy co-occurrence she is married to one of the most decent and kind people she knows and joining her in a devotion to pass on a huge financial fortune to serve the needy. Dan Jewett, her new love and husband, is supporting Scott in her charitable commitment.
A very significant leadership lesson to know from Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, the producers of The Giving Pledge, is their innate desire to use their privilege to help people without privileges. The foremost signatories of The Giving Pledge, Warren Buffet, and Bill Gates were applauded as the flag bearers of a unique movement by the affluent Americans to transform global philanthropy/charity by employing their fortune to undertake to push world problems. Heretofore then, many billionaires have supported the giving pledge. The philanthropy signatories give to a distinct range of problems comprising poverty aid, refugee help, disaster relief, global health, education, girls and women empowerment, medical analysis, arts and culture, criminal justice reform, and environmental sustainability.
Today, the pledge from around 23 countries comprises 204 signatories. The pledge confirmed 18 new signers, comprising Mackenzie Bezos, WhatsApp founder Brian Acton, speculator Chris Sacca and industry leaders like Twilio founder Jeff Lawson.
Jeff Bezos, the richest man according to Forbes and others, is not one of the signatories. Still, after the ‘Mackenzie signs The Giving Pledge’ information broke out, he took to Twitter to indicate support for his ex-wife.
Bezos’s tweet read, “MacKenzie is getting on to be incredible and thoughtful and productive at philanthropy, and I’m proud of her, ”. “Her message is so beautiful. Go get ‘em, MacKenzie.” MacKenzie’s devotion reaches a time when liberals are challenging billionaires such as Jeff Bezos’ virtue and responsibility. Tech giants like Amazon often face serious backlash from the common public and officials for being anti-competitive and selfish.
Jeff Bezos divorce final settlement
The Amazon couple disclosed their decision to divorce during a combined Twitter statement in January 2019, leading to some worry that Jeff Bezos could finish up with curtailed Amazon voting strength or that he or MacKenzie would liquidate a huge position.
He keeps a 12% stake worth $114.8 billion and continues to be the world’s richest person, according to Bloomberg. Bezos’ ex-wife in May vowed to give half her wealth to philanthropy to join the “Giving Pledge,” a campaign declared by billionaire Warren Buffett and Microsoft Corp MSFT.O co-founder Bill Gates in 2010.