What Happens to Dan Jewett’s Net Worth Following His Divorce From MacKenzie Scott?
Dan Jewett and MacKenzie Scott tied the knot in March 2021. In September 2022, Scott filed for divorce. How will this impact Jewett's net worth?
Nearly two years ago, high school teacher Dan Jewett became somewhat of a celebrity upon the announcement of his marriage to MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. When Scott married Jewett, it joined his modest net worth to her own, which amounts to billions.
Together, the couple pledged to hand out multiple philanthropic gifts, which has caused Scott's net worth to drop by about half, from $53 billion to $28 billion.
While the couple has managed to keep much of their relationship under wraps, it was recently revealed by The New York Times that Scott had filed for divorce. So, what will happen to Jewett's net worth?
Dan Jewett’s net worth is debatable.
Jewett’s total net worth has been a topic of curiosity since he married one of the world's richest women. His net worth is estimated by Exactnetworth.com to be $1 million, and by ABTC.com to be $500,000.
However, this figure shifts dramatically if you calculate his net worth as an equal split with his wife’s $28.9 billion net worth (the current Bloomberg Billionaire's Index estimate for Scott). In that case, you could say Jewett has a net worth of nearly $15.45 billion, or that the couple shares a net worth of nearly $29.9 billion. Either way, they aren’t suffering financially.
Net worth: $1 million (unconfirmed)
Dan Jewett didn’t spend much time in the public eye during his early life. He's been a high school chemistry teacher at Lakeside School, a private institution in Seattle the Bezos children attended. He married MacKenzie Scott in March 2021, though Scott has now made plans to divorce him.
Birthdate: March 6, 1975
Spouse: MacKenzie Scott
Dan Jewett signed the Giving Pledge along with MacKenzie Scott when they first tied the knot.
One of MacKenzie Scott’s most praised actions post-divorce (from Bezos) was joining the Giving Pledge, an initiative in which the world’s wealthiest promise to give away at least half their wealth. In the letter she wrote upon officially joining the pledge, Scott stated, “I have a disproportionate amount of money to share.”
Launched by Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Melinda French Gates in 2010, the Giving Pledge features billionaires who promise to give away their wealth, either during their lifetime or after death.
Jewett penned his own letter for the Giving Pledge in March 2021, praising Scott for her generosity. “I join with the kindest and most thoughtful person I know in making this pledge, grateful for the exceptional privilege it will be to partner in giving away assets with the potential to do so much good when shared.” Jewett noted that, as a teacher, he had never imagined being wealthy enough for his charitable contributions to make a significant impact.
While the two may have made some pretty large contributions to charity during the time they were happily married, in March 2022 the couple had donated $15 million to Equity Now alone, Jewett may no longer be able to carry on with the generosity.
Mackenzie Scott and Dan Jewett are headed for divorce.
On September 29, 2022, news broke that Scott had filed for divorce. Scott's petition was filed in the King County Superior Court in Washington State, though it isn't clear why she decided to call it quits with her philanthropic companion. It's also a mystery as to whether Scott and Jewett signed a prenup, though it's very likely considering the fortune she's currently sitting on.