Jennifer Katherine Gates

Jennifer Katherine Gates, the 24-year-old eldest daughter of the business giant and the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, and his wife and philanthropist Melinda Gates. She has established her own identity out of her, father’s shade. She is an equestrian. Like her younger brother Rory John Gates and Phoebe Adele Gates, she is said to inherit only a small portion of her father’s fortune. She is an extremely compassionate individual and like her parents is involved in philanthropic activities throughout the year. She practiced horse riding since the age of 6 and is a professional equestrian. Her favorite horse is Alex. Let us look into the details of her life.

Early Life and Childhood

Jennifer Katherine Gates was born on 26th April 1996 in Bellevue, Washington in the United States of America. Through her interviews, we get to know that she had a strict and disciplined childhood. She was not allowed to own a phone till her age of 14. Like all her siblings, she attended Seattle’s private Lakeside High School. Her father Bill Gates too had attended this school. She later graduated from Stanford University in 2018. After her graduation, she took off from her academic life for a year to pursue her passion as an equestrian. She later went to a  medical school named Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has completed her first year in medical school and now the education is shifted completely online due to the global pandemic as told her father to The Chronicle of the Horse. According to her interview with Sidelines Magazine, she has always wanted to pursue medicine since her childhood, as she was deeply influenced by her childhood pediatrician. While at Stanford University, she was perfectly balancing between her academic life and her passion which was horse riding. She has been raised as a Catholic Christian and her zodiac sign is Taurus. She pets a dog named Earl .


She is an adept equestrian and started upgrading her skills at the age of 6 years. Her father Bill Gates reportedly spent $37 million to buy properties around Laurene Powell Job’s estate is reportedly the Miami Herald. He supported her daughter’s passion by buying properties in Wellington in Florida, a place often known for equestrians. 25 years aged Jennifer Katherine Gates is a professional equestrian now. In an interview with the US Equestrian in 2017, she revealed her favorite horse. His name is Alex. She describes him as a gentle and fast horse and mentioned that she feels comfortable and confident with Alex. She is an American show jumper and participated in the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour where she was ranked 19th in show jumping by The United States Equestrian Federation. 

Jennifer Katherine Gates competed with many Hugh profile celebrity equestrians including, Michael Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina, Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica and Eve Jobs. 


Besides her passion turned profession and education she finds time for enhancing herself as an individual. She enjoys traveling to new destinations She is active on Instagram. Through her Instagram profile, she is seen to have traveled to many exciting places like Australia Spain, and Kuwait. She is an adventurous young girl and likes sky diving.


As stated by her father, the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates in 2011 to The Daily Mail, his kids will get only a small portion of his wealth. He wants his children to be independent on their terms. Jennifer Katherine Gates has been able to build a name for herself. According to Forbes, she is reportedly going to get $130.5 billion in the form of wealth from her father. She founded a team named Paris Panthers and serves as a rider in the team. In 2017, she was bought a $5 million apartment near her medical school as reported by The New York Post.


In 2020, she declared openly about her engagement to another equestrian named Nayel Nassar. Naval Nassar is of Egyptian ethnicity. He attended Stanford University together with Jennifer Katherine Gates. He is also a rider in a team named Paris Panthers founded by Gates. They both competed together and achieved the position of ninth in the Global Champions League. She was very excited about her new journey with him. In an adorable Instagram post, she validated their relationship.

Philanthropic Activities 

She is deeply passionate about the underprivileged. Absolutely like her parents, she is intricately involved in philanthropic activities throughout the year. She has been seen in many philanthropic events organized by her parents. In a recent interview given to Sidelines magazine, she expressed how she was born with privilege and how she can use it to help the underprivileged. She is known to promote EQUUSTAR, working for horses and other organizations all around the world.