He taught at a storied school
Mackenzie’s new husband, Dan Jewett, was a science teacher at Lakeside, an elite institution in Washington State.
Its mission is “to develop in intellectually capable young people” the skills needed ” to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society.”
Its alma mater includes Bill Gates and Paul Allen, two childhood friends who would eventually go on to create Microsoft.
The prestigious school also recently taught Mackenzie Scott’s capable young kids. It is through them that she met Jewett. The two hit it off and the rest is history.
He values giving
Jewett states that while he might have modest means, he has a big heart.
“I have been a teacher for the majority of my life, as well as a grateful student of the generosity of those around me”
– Dan Jewett
For Jewett, this means “passing on resources of all kinds—from time, to energy, to material possessions—when I have had them to give.”
His struggles inspired him
Although mostly quiet on his romantic and personal life, he alluded in an online post to “challenging times” and his diverse group of friends.
He mentioned the “kind people in my life who supported me through challenging times, showed me grace when I was at my worst, befriended me despite our differences, and offered me a home when I had none.”
Their kindness has inspired him to pay it forward to others.
Rich in values
However, there will always be cynics online, like those on the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook page.
“He must be a great guy, it’s obvious she didn’t marry him for his money,” one commenter said sarcastically.
Another chimed in: “He wasted no time putting a ring on that incredibly wealthy finger. I am sure it was just for love.”
Regardless, Jewett definitely knows how lucky he is, and it has zero to do with dollars.
“And now, in a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know”
– Dan Jewett
He might not billionaire, but Dan Jewett shows that being complex and compassionate can be worth its weight in gold. By that logic, Mackenzie Scott has struck it rich.
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