Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott filed for divorce from her second husband, former college instructor Daniel Jewett, ending their 1 1/2-year-old union, courtroom information confirmed.
Scott, the previous spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, had tied the knot with Jewett in March of final 12 months earlier than submitting divorce papers this week in King County Superior Court docket in Washington state.
The boilerplate divorce petition confirmed the pair had already entered a “prenuptial settlement, separation contract, or group property settlement.”
That paperwork and the precise particulars of how their large fortune will likely be divided was not instantly included within the courtroom file.
Scott, 52, has a web value of $33.8 billion, Forbes journal has estimated.
The pair now have have to attend 90 days, below Washington regulation, from Monday’s submitting date for the divorce to change into closing.
That 90-day cooling off countdown from Monday means the cut up may change into official as quickly as the ultimate week of December — and will enable Scott and Jewett to file their 2022 federal taxes as people, College of Washington regulation professor Terry Value stated.
“I’ve little question that some very extremely competent tax legal professionals have suggested her about this. There may very well be some profit to that (submitting as a person) or some enterprise technique to it,” Value, who teaches household regulation, advised NBC Information on Thursday.
“While you’re a billionaire, this stuff aren’t unintentional. I really feel actually, actually sure of that.”
Jewett, a former Seattle science instructor, and his lawyer couldn’t be instantly reached for touch upon Thursday.