The Associated Press

In this file photo from 4 March 2018, then-MacKenzie Bezos arrives for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, FILE)

MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, married a Seattle science teacher who thanked “for the exceptional privilege of being a partner in the allocation of assets that have the potential to be with.” Share so much good to do “

Dan Jewett, who made the announcement in a letter to the website of the nonprofit Giving Pledge on Saturday, said he never thought he would be able to talk about giving away significant wealth to one during his lifetime to make difference in other people’s lives

Jewett has been a teacher for decades, most recently teaching chemistry at the private Lakeside School that Scott’s children attended

“And now, in a happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous, kindest people I know – and join her in bringing on tremendous financial fortune to serve others,” wrote Jewett

Following a $ 1 donation in July last year, Scott asked a team of advisors to help her “speed up” her 2020 with immediate assistance to those who received financial relief from the pandemic

Scott donated a total of $ 5 billion in 2020 by asking community leaders to identify 512 seven- and eight-digit gift organizations, including food banks, human service organizations, and racial justice charities

She was listed as # 2 among the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity last year, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking

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