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Inside the Life of Bill Gates’ Daughter Jennifer, an Elite Equestrian Who Stands to Inherit ‘a Minuscule Portion’ of Her Father’s $110 Billion Fortune

Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, announced her engagement to accomplished equestrian Nayel Nassar in January 2020.

Gates, an equestrian herself, has competed against Eve Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs.

This competition in the world of horseback riding has closely mirrored the famously stormy rivalry that their fathers shared from the 1980s onward, forged as both titans sought to best one another in the tech world.

Here’s a look at the glamorous life of Jennifer Gates.

Jennifer Gates is the eldest daughter of billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates. She has two younger siblings, Rory and Phoebe.

Jennifer Gates
Jennifer Gates

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While their father might be famous for founding Microsoft, Entrepreneur reported that the Gates kids had a “cap on screen time” growing up. Gates also wasn’t allowed to own a phone until she was 14.

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bill gates daughter Jennifer gates family

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Gates and her siblings attended her father’s alma mater, Seattle’s private Lakeside High School.

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Bill Gates family Melinda Jennifer

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Gates graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with a degree in human biology and took a year off to focus on her equestrian passion before going to medical school.

Jennifer Gates
Jennifer Gates

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She’s an accomplished equestrian and has been riding since she was six. One of her favorite horses is named Alex. “He is super sweet, down-to-earth, easy-going, but you can also go fast and have a lot of confidence, so I am really excited about him,” she told US Equestrian in November 2017.

Jennifer Gates horse
Jennifer Gates horse

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To support her passion, Gates’ father set about buying property in Wellington, Florida, a hotspot for wealthy equestrians. The Miami Herald reported he dropped $37 million to buy a whole string of properties near Laurene Powell Jobs’ estate.

Jennifer Gates horse
Jennifer Gates horse

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Gates has competed against Eve Jobs, as well as other famous show jumpers like Michael Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina, Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica, and Steven Spielberg’s daughter Destry.

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Eve Jobs horse equestrian

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While she was a student at Stanford, Gates told the Horse Network that balancing school and horseback riding made her life “a little busy, but I love doing both.”

Jennifer Gates horse
Jennifer Gates horse

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Source: Horse Network

Gates also makes time to travel. Her Instagram highlights her trips to Kuwait, Spain, Australia, and other exciting places.

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Jennifer Gates

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Source: Instagram

Gates’ father is determined that his children all forge their own path in life. In 2011, he told The Daily Mail that his kids will each get a “minuscule portion” of his wealth, which Forbes estimates stands at $110 billion. “It will mean they have to find their own way,” he said.

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bill gates

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Source: The Daily Mail, CNBC, Forbes

Gates is currently enrolled at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. The New York Post reported that, in 2017, her parents bought a $5 million condo which is only blocks from her medical school.

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bill gates melinda gates

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In January 2020, she announced her engagement to renowned Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar. Nassar also attended Stanford University. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing, and loving together,” Gates wrote on Instagram.

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jennifer gates nayel nassar

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Gates and Nassar are both riders for “Paris Panthers”, a show jumping team founded by Gates, who also manages the team. In 2019 they competed and placed ninth in the Global Champions League.

Jennifer Gates Nayel Nassar
Jennifer Gates Nayel Nassar

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