Jennifer Katharine Gates Facts
Nick Name:- Jenni
Born On:- 1996-04-26
Her Age:- 24
Famous As:- Daughter of Bill Gates
Place of Birth:- Medina, Washington
Height:- 1.57 m
Mother:- Melinda Gates
Father:- Bill Gates
Brothers/Sisters:- Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates
Boyfriend:- Nayel Nassar
Jennifer Katharine Gates is an American philanthropist, an accomplished equestrian and the eldest daughter of world’s second richest person and the founder of ‘Microsoft Corporation,’ Bill Gates. Jennifer attended the elite ‘Lakeside High School’ in Seattle. After graduating in ‘Human Biology’ from the ‘University of Stanford,’ California, she later joined ‘Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.’ She started horse riding at 6, participated in several professional riding tournaments, and ranked 19th in ‘The United States Equestrian Federation’s’ show jumping contest. A devoted animal lover, Jennifer supports various charities that take care of working animals, especially horses. Jennifer is engaged to Egyptian show jumper Nayel Nassar.
Jennifer ‘Jenni’ Gates was born on April 25, 1996, in Bellevue, Washington, to Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates. Along with younger brother, Rory John Gates, and Sister Phoebe Adele Gates, she was raised a Roman Catholic.
The Gates family managed to maintain their privacy and kept the children away from spotlight. Despite being children of wealthy parents, they led a normal childhood. Jennifer wasn’t allowed a cell-phone till she was 14, and had limited screen time. She and her siblings studied at Seattle’s ‘Lakeside High School,’ the same elite private school that her father had attended.
After her high school education, Jennifer Katharine Gates reportedly joined a private gymnasium in Washington. Later, she attended Stanford University, California, to study ‘Human Biology,’ and graduated in 2018. However, before commencing further studies, she wanted to give some more time to her passion – the equestrian sport.
She is pursuing higher education at ‘Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine’ in New York City.
Jennifer’s Passion for Equestrian Sport
Jennifer Katharine Gates started learning horse riding at the age of 6, and before long, she grew into a proficient equestrian. She is very fond of her horse, ‘Alex.’ In order to support her love for horse riding, Bill Gates rented a manor (for one million) near the place where the ‘Winter Equestrian Festival’ is organized in Palm Beach, Florida. Jennifer Gates competed with over 2800 riders from 30 countries. Reportedly, he spent $37 million and bought several properties near Laurene Powell Job’s estate in Wellington, Florida.
Jennifer Gates has been a part of several competitions, including the ‘2018 Longines Global Champions Tour.’ She secured 19th place in ‘The United States Equestrian Federation’s’ show jumping contest.
Jennifer is the founder and team manager of ‘Paris Panther,’ an equestrian team. She won the ‘U25 National Championship’ in Lexington, Kentucky. As a part of the ‘Longines Global Champions Tour’ and the ‘Global Champions League,’ she travelled around the world to attend equestrian events. In 2019, she secured the 9th place in the ‘Global Champions League.’ She is also the President of the ‘Evergate Stables.’
Jennifer Gates is a passionate animal lover, and is supporter of several animal welfare drives. (She has a pet dog named ‘Earl Grey’). She is an ‘EQUUStar’ and promotes ‘EQUUS’ Foundation, which helps to assure the safety of working horses. She also supported the non-partisan event ‘Ride for Our Lives’ (similar to ‘March for Our Lives’) that was organized against gun violence in schools. On March 22, 2018, Jennifer implored her Instagram followers to be part of it and support the cause.
Jennifer was one of the chief supporters of the ‘Sunset Polo & White event’ on March 23, 2018, at Wellington, Florida, which was organised to raise funds and awareness for ‘Brooke USA.’ She also promotes other non-profits that work for the benefit of horses, donkeys, mules all over the world.
Courtship & Engagement
Jennifer Gates has been dating Egyptian equestrian and show-jumper Nayel Nassar since 2017. Nassar was born in Egypt and raised in Kuwait. He also attended Stanford University, California, and the two probably met during their university days.
The two share their love for horse riding, and together they represented team ‘Paris Panthers’ at the ‘Global Championship League.’
From early 2017, the couple’s pictures began appearing on their social media. Starting with the ‘Valentine’s Day,’ they followed it up with their pictures on Jennifer’s birthday in April 2017. In December 2017, the two visited Kuwait for 3 days to meet Nassar’s friends and family, and also posted pictures of the New Year eve.
On January 15, 2018, they wished each other on their dating/love anniversary through their social media accounts, thus making their relationship officially public. The couple announced their engagement through Instagram on January 29, 2020. Both posted pictures of Jennifer’s reaction when he proposed and Nassar’s happiness when she accepted.
Jennifer Katharine Gates has over 307k followers on Instagram.