Sunday, March 7, 2021

MacKenzie Scott (Bezos) Marries Seattle Private School Teacher

Talk about "lifestyles of the rich and famous."

I mentioned this piece earlier to my wife and I erroneously suggested that the ex-Mrs. Bezos got "$4 billion" out of her marriage settlement, but I must have been confused the the amount of money she's already given away, which is indeed $4 billion --- and she's only got $53 billion to go!

Must be nice. I mean, I think my wife and I would be fine with a cool billion, lol.

In any case, she's a likable lady, from what little I've seen of her on TV, and she's still relatively young. Now, marrying a "private school teacher" is kinda funny to me, especially since the guy sounds like a kooky "Seattle socialist," ready to "spread" his new wife's wealth. I doubt, in any case, they'll be living in poverty-level accommodations, so, yeah, a life of "privilege" has its perks. *Eye-roll.*

At WSJ, "Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Marries Seattle School Teacher":

MacKenzie Scott, the philanthropist formerly married to Jeff Bezos, has married again following her 2019 divorce from the Inc. founder, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Ms. Scott, one of the world’s wealthiest women, has married Dan Jewett, a science teacher at a Seattle private school, according to the person.

Ms. Scott has devoted much of her time recently to philanthropic efforts benefiting women-led charities, food banks and Black colleges, among other institutions. Since her divorce, Ms. Scott has given away more than $4 billion of her fortune, according to a post she wrote on Medium in December.

In a post dated Saturday on Ms. Scott’s page on the Giving Pledge website, for billionaires who have promised to donate most of their fortune to philanthropic efforts, Mr. Jewett signed on to her commitment.

“It is strange to be writing a letter indicating I plan to give away the majority of my wealth during my lifetime, as I have never sought to gather the kind of wealth required to feel like saying such a thing would have particular meaning,” Mr. Jewett’s post says.

“Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for the both of them,” said Mr. Bezos in a statement provided by an Amazon spokesman.

Ms. Scott and Mr. Jewett couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on Sunday...

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