The billionaire, philanthropist and creator has married a Seattle science trainer.
SEATTLE — MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, creator and former spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a Seattle science trainer who expressed gratitude “for the distinctive privilege it is going to be to accomplice in gifting away belongings with the potential to take action a lot good when shared.”
Dan Jewett, who made the announcement in a letter to the web site of the nonprofit group the Giving Pledge on Saturday, mentioned he by no means imagined he could be ready to speak about gifting away vital wealth throughout his lifetime as a way to make a distinction in different folks’s lives.
Jewett has been a trainer for many years and most just lately taught chemistry on the non-public Lakeside College, the place Scott’s youngsters attended.
“And now, in a stroke of completely satisfied coincidence, I’m married to some of the beneficiant and type folks I do know — and becoming a member of her in a dedication to move on an infinite monetary wealth to serve others,” Jewett wrote.
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After donating $1.68 billion to 116 nonprofits, universities, neighborhood growth teams and authorized organizations final July, Scott requested a staff of advisers to assist her “speed up” her 2020 giving with speedy assist to these financially gutted by the pandemic.
Scott went on to donate a complete of $5.7 billion in 2020 by asking neighborhood leaders to assist establish 512 organizations for seven- and eight-figure items, together with meals banks, human-service organizations, and racial-justice charities.
She was listed as No. 2 among the many 50 Individuals who gave essentially the most to charity final 12 months, in keeping with the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings.
Bezos topped the checklist by donating $10 billion to launch the Bezos Earth Fund.