Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife files for divorce from second husband after one year

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife has filed for divorce from her second husband, just one year after getting married.

MacKenzie Scott, a novelist turned billionaire philanthropist received $38 billion (£34bn) after her divorce from Bezos, the world's third-richest man, following allegations of him cheating.

She then married Dan Jewett in March of last year, who was a science teacher at a private school in Seattle where Bezos and MacKenzie sent their children.

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She promised to donate most of her wealth to charity alongside Jewett, who said he was “grateful for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared”.

Little is known about Jewett, and the reasons for Scott filing for divorce are unclear.

Since her divorce from Bezos, MacKenzie has donated hefty sums to charities supporting affordable housing schemes.

When the news of their marriage was announced, Jewett said: “In a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know, and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others.”

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On the site of Giving Pledge, the organisation that urges billionaires to donate most of their wealth to good causes, his name, which previously featured on MacKenzie's page, has been removed.

Bezos and MacKenzie were married for 25 years until their split in 2019, with the couple saying they wanted to carry on being friends in spite of allegations Bezos became romantically involved with a female TV host.

Jewett is not thought to have contested the divorce filing.

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