Bezos’ ex, Mackenzie Scott leaves for second billionaire divorce

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Bezos’ ex, Mackenzie Scott leaves for second billionaire divorce

Less than two years after announcing their intention to give away a vast fortune together, billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, a former science teacher, are splitting.

Scott filed a divorce petition in King County Superior Court, Washington, on Monday, according to a copy of the filing. The split caps an eventful period for Scott, who in less than four years has been divorced from her longtime husband, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has donated more than $12 billion to nonprofit organizations. for-profit and married an instructor at the prestigious school her children attended.

Court records show that Jewett did not contest the divorce. The petition says that any division of property is provided for in a separation agreement, agreed upon by the couple, which is not public. Both, according to the document, still live in King County, which includes the city of Seattle.

Their marriage, which garnered great public attention following Scott’s divorce from the richest man in the world, was also a philanthropic partnership, with Jewett publicly vowing to join her in donating her enormous fortune to good causes.

But there were recent signs that the partnership no longer existed. Previously, nonprofits that had received donations from Scott and Jewett thanked them both, but recent recipients thank only her.

Last week, his name disappeared from his philanthropic efforts. On the Giving Pledge website, where billionaires promise to give away half of their wealth before they die, his letter no longer appeared with hers. Without fanfare, his name was recently removed from a Medium post Scott had written last year about his donations.

Scott, a novelist, also excluded Jewett from her author biography on Amazon, the online store that is the source of her vast wealth.

Scott came to global attention when he began giving away his wealth at a rate rarely seen in the philanthropic world. After her divorce from Bezos, she assembled a team of consultants and quietly began making multimillion-dollar donations to nonprofit groups that totaled more than $12 billion in just three years.

Bloomberg estimated Scott’s net worth at $62 billion, but between his billion-dollar contributions and the stock market crash, the news organization now values ​​his fortune at $27.8 billion. billion (R$ 150 billion).

Translated by Luiz Roberto M. Gonçalves

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