MacKenzie Scott and her ex-husband, Dan Jewett, settled the division of their financial assets in a private separation agreement before their pending divorce, according to a new report.
The 52-year-old billionaire philanthropist, who was previously married to the Amazon founder Jeff Bezosfiled for divorce from the 47-year-old former high school chemistry teacher in court in King County, Washington on Monday.
According to the divorce petition obtained by the Daily Mail, the former couple’s real estate, personal assets and debts will be divided “as set out” in the separation agreement signed by both parties, and spousal support n is “not necessary”.
The separation contract is not publicly available.
Scott has an estimated net worth of $28.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. When Scott and Bezos settled their divorce in 2019, she got a 4% stake in Amazon, which was then valued at $38.8 billion.
After divorcing Bezos, Scott pledged to donate most of her fortune after signing Warren Buffett’s The Giving Pledge campaign. In March 2022, The New York Times reported that she had donated over $12 billion to hundreds of charities.
It’s unclear whether Scott and Jewett had a prenuptial agreement in addition to the “separation agreement pursuant to RCW 26.09.070” listed on the record.
Separation contracts authorized by Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 26.09.070 are contracts or agreements made in “contemplation of separation or dissolution” of marriage.
The petition also stated that child custody, a parenting plan and child support were not applicable.
MACKENZIE SCOTT, EX-WIFE OF JEFF BEZOS, FILE FOR DIVORCE FROM SECOND HUSBAND DAN JEWETT
Scott shares three sons and a daughter with Bezos. According to the filing, Jewett has no children from a previous marriage or relationship, and the two have no children together.
According to the petition, Scott and Jewett are both residents of King County, Washington. According to court records obtained by the DailyMail.comJewett did not contest the divorce.
Scott and Jewett met when he was a teacher at Lakeside School, a private school in Seattle attended by his children. The couple quietly married in March 2021, less than two years before Scott filed for divorce.
The petition stated that they were married in California.
Their marriage was first revealed in a letter Jewett posted on The Giving Pledge website last year. However, last week his letter, photo and name were quietly removed from the website.
Additionally, Jewett’s name was removed from a blog post Scott wrote last year in which she discussed their charitable giving as well as from her Amazon bio page.
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The New York Times reported that while nonprofits that received grants had previously thanked Scott and Jewett, recent recipients only mentioned Scott.
Scott and Bezos were married for 25 years before their divorce. Bezos, who stepped down as CEO of Amazon in 2021, has had a relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez for three years.