A high school science teacher just won the lottery and he didn’t even have to buy a ticket. TMZ reports that Dan Jewett, a science teacher at the bougie Seattle Lakeside school, recently got married to a mom at the school who also happens to be billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott. Now before you go calling Dan a gold digger and start scouring his Insta to see how much work he’s had done in order to land such a big fish, please know he’s already signed a good karma prenup and vowed to give all his wife’s money away.
According to TMZ:
MacKenzie Scott has a new husband — a teacher at her kids’ school — and while marrying the ex-Mrs. Jeff Bezos means the guy’s suddenly mega-wealthy … he’s already giving it all away.
MacKenzie and Dan Jewett went public with their marriage over the weekend. Dan teaches science at Seattle Lakeside school … the elite private institution Jeff and MacKenzie’s 4 kids have attended.
Sounds like Dan and Jeff might have met at PTA meetings over the years — Bezos released a statement, saying … “Dan is such a great guy, and I am happy and excited for both of them.”
Don’t be alarmed, that anguished screech you just heard was Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez rethinking her life-choices upon the realization that no one is probably ever going to go to need to ask Mackenzie for a statement regarding her marriage to Jeff. And yes, it was so loud you could hear it in the background of a written statement! TMZ adds:
It’s unclear exactly when MacKenzie — who’s reportedly worth about $53 billion — tied the knot, but on Saturday Dan posted a message on The Giving Pledge website and promised to give away his wealth … just like his new wife.
According to The New York Times, Mackenzie’s most recent $4+ billion giveaway “accounted for nearly three-quarters of Covid-19-related giving by billionaires and other high-net-worth individuals.” One lady did that! And now she’s got help. Here’s what Dan had to say about finding a lucky penny and immediately putting it into the Take a Penny jar and then doing it again 52,000,000,000.099 more times. via The Giving Pledge:
It is strange to be writing a letter indicating I plan to give away the majority of my wealth during my lifetime, as I have never sought to gather the kind of wealth required to feel like saying such a thing would have particular meaning. I have been a teacher for the majority of my life, as well as a grateful student of the generosity of those around me. This has meant doing my best to follow their example by passing on resources of all kinds—from time, to energy, to material possessions—when I have had them to give. And now, in a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know—and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others.
Happy coincidence?! HAPPY COINCIDENCE? One does not become a billionaire overnight due to happy coincidence. Because let me tell you, I’ve shoved a lot of happy coincidences into my loose slot and not one of them ever paid out!