MacKenzie Scott removes her new husband’s name from her philanthropic endeavors

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has removed all mention of her new husband from websites describing his charitable endeavors, in a puzzling and unexplained move.

Scott, who is worth an estimated $28 billion following her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, removed her husband Dan Jewett’s name and photo from her Giving Pledge profile sometime last week, they show. archived versions of the website.

In March 2021, Scott used the same Giving Pledge site to announce his marriage to Jewett, a Washington state high school chemistry teacher, by adding his name to his pledge to donate most of his wealth to charity.

Jewett’s name was also recently removed from a Medium post Scott wrote last year about his donation efforts, noted the New York Timeswho first reported the silent changes.

The attorney who represented Scott in his 2019 divorce from Bezos declined to answer questions from the Times and did not immediately respond to a query from DailyMail.com on Wednesday afternoon.

Mackenzie Scott removed her husband Dan Jewett's name and photo from her Giving Pledge profile sometime last week.

Mackenzie Scott removed her husband Dan Jewett's name and photo from her Giving Pledge profile sometime last week.

Mackenzie Scott removed her husband Dan Jewett’s name and photo from her Giving Pledge profile sometime last week.

The billionaire philanthropist has not offered any explanation for the move, and her divorce attorney declined to answer questions.

The billionaire philanthropist has not offered any explanation for the move, and her divorce attorney declined to answer questions.

The billionaire philanthropist has not offered any explanation for the move, and her divorce attorney declined to answer questions.

Although Scott is widely recognized as one of the most generous philanthropists on the planet, she keeps a low public profile, tweeting or writing on Medium only a few times a year to highlight charitable causes.

Scott, 52, and Jewett, 47, have rarely been seen together, and last year he quietly quit his job as a teacher at a private high school in Washington, saying he didn’t want to create a distraction there.

The photo of Scott and Jewett that appeared earlier on the Giving Pledge site, which appeared to show them walking together, is the only publicly available image of the couple.

Additionally, some of Jewett’s only known public comments were in his letter posted on the Giving Pledge site, which has now been removed.

“And now, in a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know, and join her in a commitment to pass on enormous financial wealth to serve others,” Jewett wrote. on the now-removed letter.

The Giving Pledge campaign was launched in 2010 by Warren Buffett along with Bill and Melinda Gates, to encourage the world’s super-rich to donate the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

The photo of Scott and Jewett that appeared earlier on the Giving Pledge site, which appeared to show them walking together, is the only publicly available image of the couple.

The photo of Scott and Jewett that appeared earlier on the Giving Pledge site, which appeared to show them walking together, is the only publicly available image of the couple.

The photo of Scott and Jewett that appeared earlier on the Giving Pledge site, which appeared to show them walking together, is the only publicly available image of the couple.

Following her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019 after 25 years of marriage, MacKenzie Scott became one of the richest women in the world.  They are seen together above in 2017

Following her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019 after 25 years of marriage, MacKenzie Scott became one of the richest women in the world.  They are seen together above in 2017

Following her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019 after 25 years of marriage, MacKenzie Scott became one of the richest women in the world. They are seen together above in 2017

Since their quiet marriage last year, Scott and Jewett had also become known for giving in relative secrecy.

Giving as individuals rather than through a foundation means the couple’s donations were only known when recipients disclosed them or through their occasional blog posts.

Scott has previously written that she does not respond to press inquiries in an effort not to overshadow the work of the organizations she donates to.

After divorcing Bezos after 25 years of marriage, Scott became one of the richest women in the world, with a 4% stake in Amazon.

Since 2020, he has donated at least $12.8 billion to charity, according to a recent tally by the chronicle of philanthropy.

The Bloomberg Real-Time Billionaires Index ranked her the 41st richest person in the world on Wednesday, with an estimated fortune of $27.8 billion.

His generosity has at times drawn negative attention to Bezos, who has a fortune of $137 billion, for the relative paucity of his donations to charity.

However, Bezos has increased his donations in recent years and has pledged to donate $10 billion through his Bezos Earth Fund, an initiative to combat climate change that has awarded $1.54 billion so far, according to his site. Web.

Bezos, 58, and Lauren Sanchez, 52, continue to date and were recently spotted together at the premiere party for the Amazon Prime Video series The Rings Of Power (above)

Bezos, 58, and Lauren Sanchez, 52, continue to date and were recently spotted together at the premiere party for the Amazon Prime Video series The Rings Of Power (above)

Bezos, 58, and Lauren Sanchez, 52, continue to date and were 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)

Sanchez's ex-husband, Patrick Whitesell, also found new love last year, when he married Australian actress Pia Miller (seen with him 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 began a new romance with former TV news anchor Lauren Sanchez.

Bezos, 58, and Sanchez, 52, are still dating and were recently spotted together at the premiere party for the Amazon Prime Video series The Rings Of Power.

Sánchez, who has his own small fortune estimated at $30 million, has also delved into the world of philanthropy, announcing a $1 million donation to a group serving immigrant children in July.

She is also divorced from billionaire business executive Patrick Whitesell, president of the Endeavor media agency, 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.

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