MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett Call It Quits — Do They Have a Prenup?

High school teacher Dan Jewett married MacKenzie Scott in 2021, shortly after she and Jeff Bezos divorced. As the couple calls it quits, did they have a prenup?

Rachel Curry - Author

Sep. 29 2022, Updated 11:09 a.m. ET

The true rise to stardom for MacKenzie Scott came after her front-page divorce from Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos in 2019. The world suddenly realized just how much of an impact she had on the e-commerce mega-corporation. Through her swift and sizable philanthropic donations, she has made her true self known. Now, news of her divorce from husband Dan Jewett is putting her on the map again.

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Did Scott and Jewett sign a prenup before they got married? Here's what we know.

It's likely MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett signed a prenup, though not confirmed.

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Although Scott and Jewett weren't hesitant to disclose their philanthropic endeavors to the public, they've kept news about a prenup under wraps. However, a prenup would make sense considering Scott's massive wealth (she's currently the 39th richest person in the world).

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Given their emphasis on co-philanthropy as well, we imagine this facet would be a part of the prenup. In this case, Jewett wouldn't be able to divorce Scott and keep a full 50 percent of her wealth without having to donate it to charitable causes.

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How much is Dan Jewett worth?

As a high school science teacher in Seattle, Wash., Jewett has never been particularly wealthy. In a letter he published on March 6, 2021, he said, "I have been a teacher for the majority of my life, as well as a grateful student of the generosity of those around me."

Jewett's net worth prior to his marriage to billionaire Scott isn't public knowledge, though some speculate he may be worth $1 million. The Seattle Times says that the pay for teachers within the state varies across a broad spectrum. Just a handful of years ago, veteran teachers in Seattle made an average of $79,788.

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Interestingly, Bezos' annual salary isn't much more than this at $81,840. Of course, this is a tax workaround for Bezos, who accumulates the vast majority of his wealth from Amazon shares. 

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For Jewett, the salary likely rings true to his assets. It shows that Jewett and Bezos are, in some sense, total opposites with how they live. For Scott, who is among the richest in the world with a net worth of $28.9 billion, this is surely quite a shift, but probably one that feels natural for the two newlyweds.

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Why are MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett getting divorced?

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There is little known about why Scott has decided to end her marriage to Jewett, though we do know she filed a petition for divorce in the King County Superior Court in Washington State on September 26, 2022, CNN shared. It also appears little hints may have been dropped in the previous months, signaling marital trouble.

CNN says that Jewett's name was recently removed from a Medium post written by Scott that detailed the couple's charitable donations. Jewett's message describing his marriage to Scott featured on the Giving Pledge website also seems to have gone missing.

Although Scott has been rather reserved when it comes to social media engagement, perhaps she will soon provide the world an explanation as to why she and her second husband are calling it quits.


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