MacKenzie Scott, Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Ex-Wife, Finalizes Second Divorce


MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has finalized her second divorce after a year of marriage.

This comes following a scandal in 2019, in which it was revealed that Bezos had been unfaithful to Scott.

Scott, who is 52 years old and a philanthropist, officially split with her second husband Dan Jewett in court papers that were signed by a Washington state judge on January 4, 2022.

Jewett is a chemistry teacher at the upscale private school that Scott’s children attend.

The couple got married quietly in March 2021, a couple of years after Scott divorced Bezos in July 2019.

According to documents obtained by People magazine, Scott filed for divorce from Jewett in September and a property settlement will be hashed out in yet-to-be-filed documents.

The couple does not have any children together. Jewett did not contest the divorce and the couple had both signed a prenuptial agreement.

Scott was married to Bezos for nearly 25 years and has four children with him. When they divorced in 2019, Scott reportedly parted ways with Bezos with a jaw-dropping $38.3 billion in Amazon stock.

Their divorce settlement included a 4% stake in the online retail giant or 19.7 million shares.

Under the agreement, Bezos kept 75% of the couple’s Amazon stock, along with voting control of Scott’s shares.

Scott is a novelist and is currently the third wealthiest woman in the United States.

She has vowed to give away more than half of her wealth to charity and has since donated at least $14 billion to 16,000 non-profits, according to her website

In March 2022, she donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its US affiliates. As of December 2022, her wealth was estimated to be $27 billion, according to Forbes.

Bezos, who is 58 years old, has a net worth valued at $110 billion. In 2020, he was on track to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.

Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, the former Fox News anchor in Los Angeles that he was having an affair with when he was married to Scott, are reportedly living together but have not tied the knot.

The scandal involving Bezos and Sanchez’s relationship was made public when racy selfies, including a crotch shot, that Bezos sent Sanchez were leaked in January 2019.

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