The ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, one of the richest women in the world, Mackenzie Scott, married a school teacher.
Reported by The Wall Street Journal.
The chosen 50-year-old billionaire was a teacher of natural sciences from a private school in Seattle, Dan Juett. The confirmation appeared on the website of the Oath of Giving philanthropic company, whose members promise to donate at least half of their fortune to charity.
вЂњItвЂ™s strange to write about the willingness to give away most of your fortune to charity throughout your life. After all, I have never sought to collect the wealth that it would take to say that such a thing would have special meaning,вЂќ said Jewett.
Bezos and Scott divorced in July 2019. As part of the agreement, the businessman transferred to his wife a quarter of his stake in Amazon, or 4%. In the fall of 2020, Scott was named the richest woman in the world, her fortune was estimated at $53 billion.
After her divorce from Bezos, the woman joined the Giving Pledge. In just four months, she donated more than $4 billion to charity.
As previously reported, at the end of this year, the richest man on the planet, Jeff Bezos, plans to leave the post of CEO of Amazon. He will be replaced in this position by Andy Yassi.