The New York Post: Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from her second husband
Second time was not the charm.
MacKenzie Scott filed for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett, on Monday after less than two years of marriage.
According to documents obtained by the New York Times, Jewett did not contest the divorce and the division of property has already been determined in a prenuptial agreement.
The former couple — who quietly got married in March 2021 — first hinted at marital problems when the science teacher’s name suddenly disappeared from Scott’s philanthropic pledges.
On the site for the Giving Pledge, where billionaires promise to give away half of their fortune before they die, his letter no longer appears with hers.
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Scott’s divorce comes three years after she and Jeff Bezos announced they were splitting following 25 years of marriage.
“We want to make people aware of a development in our lives,” Bezos, the world’s second richest person, tweeted at the time. “As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends.”
He continued, “We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.”
Their divorce came just before Bezos’ affair with TV journalist Lauren Sanchez was exposed.
Bezos and Scott first met when they both worked for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw. They went on to have four children together.
Following their divorce, Scott became the 12th richest person in the world as Bezos’ assets were split in half.