Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is reportedly getting divorced from her second husband

  • MacKenzie Scott filed for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett, The New York Times reports.

  • The news comes after Jewett was quietly removed from her online posts about her charitable giving.

  • Scott, who's worth $27.8 billion, married Jewett in 2021 after divorcing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

MacKenzie Scott and her second husband, Dan Jewett, are getting divorced, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Scott, a philanthropist and the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, filed a petition for divorce Monday in King County Superior Court in Washington state, The Times reports. Scott and Jewett, a former science teacher, have been married since early 2021.

News of the filing comes after a report from The Times pointing out that Jewett had been quietly deleted from several of Scott's online posts about her philanthropic endeavors, including on the Giving Pledge website, in a Medium post about her charitable giving, and on her Amazon author bio.

Scott is currently worth $27.8 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Her divorce from Bezos in 2019 made her a billionaire in her own right, derived mainly from her 3% stake in Amazon.

Over the past three years, Scott has become one of the nation's leading philanthropists, a mission she appeared to share with Jewett, who was a chemistry teacher at Lakeside School, a Seattle-area private school that Scott's children attended. When Scott and Jewett announced their marriage in March 2021, it was via a post on the Giving Pledge's site — Jewett had signed on to Scott's commitment to give away at least half her wealth during her lifetime or shortly after her death.

"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, accompanied by a photo of himself and Scott.

Now, Scott's Giving Pledge page contains a new headshot of her and no mention of Jewett. Recent recipients of grants from Scott have thanked only her, while in the past they thanked both her and Jewett, The Times reports.

Scott announced in March that she'd donated about $3.9 billion to 465 nonprofits in the previous nine months, bringing her total to over $12 billion. She recently donated two Beverly Hills mansions worth roughly $55 million to the California Community Foundation, a Los Angeles-area charity — in a statement about the gift, the foundation's CEO thanked Scott alone.

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