The details of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s divorce with her husband will be kept secret, but court documents show she won’t be paying him any alimony from her $28.9 billion fortune.
Scott, 52, who was previously married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, filed for divorce in Washington State on Monday from her husband, former high school chemistry teacher Dan Jewett, 47.
According to the petition filed in King County Court, a division of property and debt will be ‘laid out in a separation contract’ that Scott and Jewett both agreed upon in a private contract, which shields the proceedings from the public.
In Washington State, a separation contract essentially tells the court how spouses’ assets should be divided when they file for divorce.
The filing shows there are no plans for alimony payments, split custody of Scott’s four children that she shares with Bezos, nor did the couple indicate they had a child together in their short year together.
Jewett did not contest the divorce, court records showed.
Both Scott and Jewett have remained relatively silent about their union and assets, and it is currently unknown if a $37.5 million Seattle mansion reportedly owned by Scott is up for grabs.
The details of the divorce between billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott (right) and former high school science teacher Dan Jewett (left) will likely remain a secret after the two signed a private separation contract regarding the split of their assets
There are no plans for alimony payments, split custody of Scott’s four children that she shares with Bezos, nor did the couple indicate they had a child together in their short year together in the divorce petition filed on Wednesday in Washington State
It is currently unknown what will happen to the $37.5 million Seattle mansion Scott reportedly purchased in 2019 following her divorce with Bezos
Scott famously won $36 billion from her split with Bezos in 2019, and she has since donated about $12.8 billion to hundreds of charities.
Bloomberg currently estimates Scott’s net worth at more than $28 billion.
In March of 2021, Scott used the Giving Pledge site to announce her marriage to Jewett – a high school chemistry teacher at the private Lakeside School that her children attended – by adding his name to her vow to donate the majority of their wealth to charity.
According to the divorce petition, the couple got married in California.
Jewett’s name has also recently been edited out of a Medium post that Scott wrote last year about their giving efforts, which first reported on the quiet changes.
Jewett reportedly finished teaching at the school last year, noting that his high-profile presence at the private academy had become a distraction.
Given Scott and Jewett’s proclivity for privacy, the full terms of their divorce will likely remain a secret.
Scott, who has remained relatively quite about her full assets, reportedly owned three large estates, two in Beverly Hills and one in Seattle, with the billionaire giving the two California properties away to charity earlier this month.
Mackenzie Scott removed husband Dan Jewett’s name and picture from her Giving Pledge profile sometime in the past week
Earlier this month, Scott donated a pair of Beverly Hills mansions (above) valued at $55 million dollars to a California charity advocating for affordable housing
Scott is the likely owner of the Hunts Point property in Seattle, which sold for a record breaking $37.5 million just months after her split with Bezos
The home features a rooftop deck complete with a fire place and Japanese garden
The home also has three living rooms and a two-story guest house
The home features a sprawling kitchen, with its own separate catering kitchen
One of the biggest draws for the home is a 3.2 acre view of the Seattle coastline
The home has its own glass bridge that connects the main house to an adjacent guest house
Although the owner of the home was never officially revealed, reports indicate that Scott is the likely owner given her immense wealth and that her previous home with Bezos in Medina was sold following their 2019 divorce
The adjacent mansions were worth $55 million, with 90 percent of the value going to the California Community Foundation to help with affordable housing and help Los Angeles’ immigrant integration program.
The 2.5-acre Beverly Hills property includes a 12,000-square-foot main residence — described as a Spanish hacienda-style mansion built in the 1990s. There’s also a 4,500-square-foot guesthouse. There are 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.
On the property, there is also a lap-lane swimming pool, full-size tennis court, patios for outdoor entertaining and parking for dozens of cars.
Scott was granted ownership of the property during her divorce from Bezos, which was worth $37 million at the time.
The philanthropist also reportedly owns a large mansion in Seattle’s Hunts Point neighborhood, according to Dirt.com.
Reports surfaced of an unknown buyer splurging $37.5 million on the 3.2 waterfront acre home in 2019, with Scott being the likely buyer following her divorce from Bezos that year and the sell of their nearby Medina home.
The sale was the most ever paid for a Seattle-area home, another indicator that the buyer was likely the billionaire Scott.
The home includes three bedrooms, four baths, a rooftop deck with a fire place and Japanese garden, a glass bridge that connects to a two-story guesthouse and even an indoor elevator.
Since their quiet marriage last year, Scott and Jewett had also become known for donating in relative secrecy.
Giving as individuals rather than through a foundation means the couple’s donations were known only when the recipients disclosed them, or through her occasional blog posts.
Scott has written previously that she doesn’t respond to press inquiries in an effort not to overshadow the work of the organizations to which she donates.
Following her divorce from Bezos after 25 years of marriage, Scott became one of the richest women in the world, with a 4 percent stake in Amazon.
At times, her generous giving has drawn negative attention to Bezos, who is worth $137 billion, over the relative paucity of his donations to charity.
However, Bezos has stepped up his giving in recent years, and has pledged to donate $10 billion through his Bezos Earth Fund, an initiative to combat climate change that has granted $1.54 billion so far, according to its website.
Bezos, 58, and Lauren Sánchez, 52, continue to date, and were most recently spotted together at the premiere party for the Amazon Prime Video series The Rings Of Power (above)
Sanchez’s ex-husband Patrick Whitesell also found new love last year, when he married Australian actress Pia Miller (seen with him above)
Scott’s divorce from Bezos unfolded as the Amazon founder entered a new romance with former television news anchor Lauren Sánchez.
Bezos, 58, and Sánchez, 52, continue to date, and were most recently spotted together at the premiere party for the Amazon Prime Video series The Rings Of Power.
Sánchez, who has her own small fortune estimated at $30 million, has also dipped her toe into the world of philanthropy, announcing a $1 million gift to a group serving migrant children in July.
She is also divorced from multimillionaire business executive Patrick Whitesell, the chairman of media agency Endeavor, which owns the UFC and Miss Universe.
Sanchez’s ex-husband Whitesell also found new love last year, when he married Australian actress Pia Miller.