Mackenzie Scott Files for Divorce

Scott and Jewett married in March 2021 after she split from her

first husband, Jeff Bezos. Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, 

who was previously married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has filed

for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett. Scott, 52, submitted

a petition for divorce in the King County Superior Court in Washington

State on Sept. 26, TODAY has confirmed. According to the New York 

Times, the petition revealed that information about the former couple’s 

division of property is in a separate contract that they agreed to. The 

contract is not available to the public. Jewett, a former Seattle science 

teacher, did not contest the separation, according to the newspaper.

Jewett and Scott tied the knot in March 2021. Their nuptials came two 

years after Scott divorced Bezos. The Amazon founder and Scott had 

been married since 1993. She was left with 4% stake in Amazon after 

their divorce, NBC News and Reuters reported at the time. Their 

settlement was the most expensive divorce in history as Scott’s Amazon

stock was worth more than $36 billion. Since her separation from Bezos, 

Scott has made large donations to multiple charities and equity causes.

The Associated Press reported in June 2021 that Scott and 

Jewett had given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations.