MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 05/28/2019 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $55 billion
  • Estimated Lifetime Giving: $5.8 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #67
  • Industry: Internet retail sales and services
  • Born: Mackenzie Scott - 1970
    Dan Jewett - 1973
  • Residence: Seattle, WA

MacKenzie Scott, with her former husband Jeff Bezos, helped create Amazon, the online retail giant.

Scott the author of two novels, and the recipient of an American Book Award. Scott married Dan Jewett, a private schools sceince teacher, in March 2021, and lives in Seattle with her four children.

MacKenzie has supported marriage equality through Washington United for Marriage, transitional housing for homeless families through the Day 1 Families Fund, college scholarships for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors through TheDream.US, and efforts to reduce political polarization through With Honor, a nonpartisan organization working to increase the number of veterans in political office.  

She has funded cancer research through donations to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Alzheimer’s research through the Diagnostics Accelerator at the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. 

In a July 2020 Scott announced $1.7 billion in grants to 116 non-profit organizations, with a focus on racial equality, LGBTQ+ equality, democracy, and climate change. Ina ddtions she has made more than $800 million in gifts to HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities. In December 2020 donated a further $4.15 billion in the previous four months to 384 organizations with a focus on providing support to people affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing long-term systemic inequities.

In 2013, she founded Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, where she serves as executive director.