Ex-Wife of World’s Richest Man, Marries Former Montgomery County High School Science Teacher


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Newlyweds MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett.

Following her much publicized divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott remarried Dan Jewett, a former science teacher at Bryn Mawr’s Harriton High School, writes Julie Coleman for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The marriage was announced over the weekend, when Jewett posted a letter on the website of the nonprofit Giving Pledge, joining Scott – who is worth $54 billion – in her promise to donate most of her fortune to charity.

“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,” wrote Jewett.

His former students believe they are the perfect fit.

“Of all the teachers in my life, if you had to pick one I would want to marry a billionaire to help give away her money, it would be Dan Jewett,” said Josh Verlin, Jewett’s former student. “He loved the students, he loved helping us, and he loved imparting knowledge.”

Read more about MacKenzie Scott at The Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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