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Billionaire MacKenzie Scott remarries, tying knot with Seattle schoolteacher

FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, then-MacKenzie Bezos arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a Seattle science teacher. Dan Jewett wrote in a letter to the website of the nonprofit organization the Giving Pledge, on Saturday, March 6, 2021, that he was grateful to be able to marry such a generous person and was ready to help her give away her wealth to help others. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(CNN) — Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, one of the world’s richest people, has remarried after her 2019 divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Seattle teacher Dan Jewett acknowledged his marriage to Scott this weekend on the couple’s webpage for the Giving Pledge, a philanthropic organization which encourages the world’s richest people to dedicate a majority of their wealth to charitable causes.

“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,” Jewett wrote. “I look forward to the growth and learning I have ahead as a part of this undertaking with MacKenzie.”

The Wall Street Journal first reported the marriage Sunday. Her Amazon biography also notes that Scott “lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan.”

The marriage comes after Scott and Bezos divorced after a 25-year-long marriage. The divorce settlement made her among the richest people on Earth, currently holding a $53 billion fortune — according to Forbes — after receiving a quarter of Bezos’ Amazon shares.

Scott has given away billions of dollars as part of a plan to donate a majority of her fortune. In December, for instance, she donated $4.2 billion to 384 organizations.

In a statement on the Giving Pledge’s website, Scott said her philanthropic plans have not changed.

“My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty,” she said.

Jewett indicated he plans to follow her lead. He said he intends to give away the majority of his wealth.

“I have been a teacher for the majority of my life, as well as a grateful student of the generosity of those around me,” he said in the Giving Pledge post. “This has meant doing my best to follow their example by passing on resources of all kinds—from time, to energy, to material possessions—when I have had them to give. And now, 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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