Who Is Jennifer Gates: Biography, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth
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Jennifer Katharine Gates is the first daughter of Bill Gates, the on and off richest person of the world and Co-founder of the world’s largest personal-computer software company “Microsoft Corporation”. Jennifer has majored in human biology and is also a passionate equestrian.
Jennifer Gates: Biography
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Jennifer Gates was born on April 26, 1996, in Bellevue, Washington, United States. She attended Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, the same school her father Bill Gates went to. After completing high school, she majored in human biology from Stanford University, California. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth but, lives quite a normal life than one would anticipate her to. Jennifer is an equestrian, who has an immense fondness for horses.
She competes internationally at the “Grand Prix level”. Furthermore, just like her father, she loves reading books.
Apart from that, she is also a hodophile, who loves to travel to different places, with Australia being one of her favorites.
Jennifer Gates: Career
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As a kid, Jennifer Gates tried different sports and being an animal lover, she subsequently developed an interest in horse riding. When she was 14, she realized that she should really focus to train and compete internationally. Now, Jennifer competes internationally at the Grand Prix level. She has several times bagged a position in the top 10 in some of the most reputed equestrian competitions in the world. She was also the USEF U25 Champion in 2017.
Her periodic career as an equestrian though has been quite prominent but she has had her plans otherwise. In an interview, she stated “I enjoy staying busy and pursuing things that I love. Horses will always be part of my life, but the medical school will be my priority”. Jennifer has aspired to become a physician. After taking time off from her studies, in August 2019, Gates resumed her studies in the medical field at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York City, where she wishes to specialize in pediatrics. “I’m really interested in children’s well being, especially here in the United States. “I find that fascinating,” she told the Horse Network in an interview.
Achievements as an Equestrian
6th place on Monaco – $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas CSI 4*
3rd place on Luftikus S – $25,000 GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final National Grand Prix
3rd place on Monaco – Brussels Stephex Masters 1.45m Table A in Two Rounds CSI 3*
2nd place on Pumped Up Kicks – Longines FEI Nations Cup of Mexico CSI 5*
5th place on Dolinn – Bonheiden International Horse Show 1.45m CSI 3*
1st place on Alex – $100,000 USEF U25 National Championship 2017
6th place on Dolinn – Columbus CSI3* World Cup
2nd place on Alex – Calgary CSI5* 1.50m
3rd place on Capital Colnardo – Calgary CSI5* 1.60m
Jennifer Gates: Personal Life
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The identity of Jennifer’s billionaire father Bill Gates, AKA “William Henry Gates III” is well-known to almost every person on the planet. Her mother “Melinda Gates” is an American humanitarian and a former general manager of Microsoft Corporation. Jennifer has two younger siblings, brother Rory John Gates (born on May 23, 1999) and sister Phoebe Adele Gates (born on September 14, 2002).
Jennifer Gates got engaged to the Egyptian Show Jumper Nayel Nassar in January 2020; after dating him for 3 years. The couple shared the news on their respective Instagram accounts on January 29, 2020. Nayel Nassar (aged 29 in January 2020) was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Kuwait. Nasar also graduated from Stanford University, California, in 2013, with a degree in economics. In October 2019, Nayel Nassar helped Egypt in equestrian qualification for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which is indeed the first time in 60 years. Nassar’s parents Iman Harby and Fouad Nassar own an architecture firm in Kuwait.
Jennifer Gates: Net Worth
Despite being a billionaire father, Jennifer Gates will only be inheriting fractions of her father’s property. Her father Bill Gates has already announced to donate 97% of his life earning to different charities via Melinda and Gates Foundations. Thus, the net worth of Jennifer Gates is estimated to be around $20 million. However, following her father’s footstep, she might make a name for herself, become a successful person in her career, and accumulate more wealth. She is very young at the present and has a long way to go.
Facts/Trivia about Jennifer Gates
Jennifer K Gates will inherit just a small amount of his father’s $96.5 Billion wealth. Bill Gates has said his children will only get a “minuscule portion” of his fortune and the rest will be funded for charity purposes. The Billionaire wants his children to pave their own path in life.
Jennifer was refrained from owning a cell-phone until the age of 14. Even being a tech titan, Bill Gates still raised his daughter Jennifer Gates and his two other children tech-free.
Jennifer Gates is a bibliophile and loves reading books of different genres.
Apart from being an equestrian, Jennifer Gates is an aspiring pediatrician (child health care specialist).
Being an athlete, she keeps herself involved in fitness activities.
Gates and her husband-to-be Nayel Nassar together own a dog named “Earl”.
Bill Gates’s Daughter Shares Photo of ‘Quality Time’ With Father in First Since Divorce Announcement
In his first appearance since announcing divorce with wife Melinda, Microsoft founder Bill Gates featured on an Instagram story of daughter Jennifer. Bill spent ‘some quality’ time with Jennifer, apparently at their home as the duo was seen dressed for comfort. “Nothing better than quality time with family members,” Jennifer captioned the no-disappeared picture which also featured their cute pet dog. Bill and Jennifer strike a happy smiling pose for the camera.
This came just a day before the start of the divorce proceedings of Bill and Melinda, who made their decision of separation public in a joint statement issued on May 3. In their statement, the duo announced their separation after a marriage of 27 years and said that this decision comes as they ‘no longer believe they can grow together as a couple in this next phase of their lives.’ However, the couple reinstated that they will continue to work together in their philanthropic deeds through their foundation.
The duo has been involved in several philanthropic works across the globe through their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill and Melinda are parents to three children -daughter Jennifer, 25, Phoebe, 18, and son Rory, 21.
While the exact reason for their divorce has not been disclosed, Melinda cited the marriage as being “irretrievably broken” in court papers.
According to a Business Insider report, Melinda has previously sought a divorce in 2019, about the same time Bill’s ties with Jeffrey Epstein had surfaced. However, the couple wanted to wait until their youngest daughter turned 18 before announcing the divorce.
Following the divorce announcement by Bill and Melinda, daughter Jennifer also shared a public message in which she requested people to give privacy to the family in the ‘challenging stretch.’ Jennifer also thanked people who had offered their support and ‘kind words’ and made clear that she would not be commenting on their parents’ divorce.
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