Although it may not seem like it, much more happened in the world yesterday than the broadcast of the explosive interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Oprah Winfrey. In fact, the fact that the Sussexes have gotten all the attention has come to people like MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of magnate Jeff Bezos, who has never liked fame much and who has been able to go down the aisle again without that their wedding became a media circus.
He did it to give himself the ‘I do’ with Dan Jewett, a 50-year-old science teacher who teaches at the prestigious Lakeside School in Seattle, an educational centre where the four children that Scott had with Bezos during his previous marriage and for whose classrooms have been big names like Bill Gates for years.
Curiously, it has been MacKenzie herself who has revealed the happy news after changing her brief biography on the website of The Giving Pledge, a solidarity initiative created by Bill and Melinda Gates together with Warren Buffet that encourages the world’s great fortunes to donate most of it. of your estate to help charities.
Just what McKenzie has vowed to do after her 2019 divorce from Jeff Bezos made her one of the richest women on the planet. This was announced in a message published on Sunday in which it also revealed that, for example, last year alone it distributed 6,000 million dollars among 384 non-profit organizations that defend causes such as women’s equality, the defence of rights. LGBTQ, end racism and fight against climate change.
“We all obtain the gifts we have to offer through an infinite series of influences and strokes of luck that we can never fully understand. In addition to the assets that life has provided me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share. My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time, effort, and care. But I won’t wait. And I will continue like this until the safe is empty, “ said Scott in his message on The Giving Pledge website, confirming what will be the future destination of the 47,000 million euros in which his current fortune is estimated.
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A commitment that Dan, her new husband also shares, who also posted another message on the web to show that it is not for money, but for love, that she has married MacKenzie. “It is strange to write a letter announcing that I plan to give away most of my wealth since I have never tried to gather enough to feel that saying something like that would have a particular meaning, ” he says.
“I have been a teacher most of my life, as well as a grateful student for the generosity of those around me. This has meant doing everything possible to follow his example by transmitting resources of all kinds, be it time, energy or material possessions, when I have had them to give ”, he continues.
“That is why now that in a stroke of happy coincidence I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know, I join her in a commitment to transmit enormous financial wealth to serve others”, concludes this professor to whom By the way, Jeff Bezos has dedicated a few words of affection after hearing the news of his marriage to his ex-wife.
“Dan is a great guy and I’m happy and very excited for both,” said the creator of Amazon in a statement sent a few hours ago to the New York Times.