Who is Phoebe Adele Gates?
Phoebe Adele Gates was born on 14 September 2002 under the sign of Virgo in Seattle, Washington USA of German and British ancestry. She is a 17-year-old celebrity child, probably only recognized for being the (youngest) daughter of Bill Gates, a business magnate, billionaire, and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and philanthropist. Her mother is Melinda Gates, known as a former general manager at Microsoft, and philanthropist.
How rich is she, as of now? Phoebe Adele Gates Net Worth and Assets
Being the daughter of billionaire, Phoebe Adele Gates is also potentially a billionaire since she still enjoys (part of) the impressive fortune of her father, which is estimated to be as high as $106.9 billion as of early 2020.
According to the ‘Forbes’ magazine, her father is the second richest person in the world. The family’s net worth also include such assets a $127-million-worth earth-sheltered mansion, called Xanadu 2.0, and luxury car and jet collections, etc. Furthermore, Phoebe’s wealth will certainly increase in the future since her father has stated that he would leave $10 million for each child while around 95% of his fortune would be donated to charity, but for the moment, the Gates’ offspring are allowed only modest ‘pocket money’.
Popularity as a Celebrity Child
Phoebe Adele Gates is being raised the youngest of three children born to Bill and Melinda Gates. Her parents met each other back in the mid-1980s at a trade fair held in New York City, and became romantically involved in 1987.
Seven years later, Bill and Melinda finally exchanged their wedding vows at a private ceremony in Lanai, Hawaii. Phoebe is an American by nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnicity. She is a Christian. Her elder sister – Jennifer Katharine Gates – was born on 26 April 1996, and is an equestrian, who participates in the Longines Global Champions Tour. Her elder brother, named Rory John Gates, was born on 23 May 1999.
Regarding her education, Phoebe has attended such schools as the Professional Children’s School in New York City. She is very fond of art and ballet, so she attends The School of American Ballet at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, as well as The Juilliard School both in New York City. Phoebe is also studying at the prestigious private Lakeside School.
Social Media Presence
Phoebe’s parents are very conservative, so she and her siblings weren’t allowed to use a mobile phone until they were 13 years old, since their parents believed it was better for them to be focused on education rather than the internet. Once she was old enough, Phoebe launched her Instagram account under the username ‘moonstarsandshine’; however, the account is set to private. She has been named as one of the ‘World’s Ten Most Powerful Kids’ by Wonderslist.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The youngest member of the Gates family has long blonde hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while her weight is around 110lbs (50kgs). Her vital statistics are 32-24-32 – her bra size is 32B, her dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 8 (US).
Personal Life and Hobbies
Phoebe Adele Gates has no boyfriend at the moment. She is frequently involved in various charitable events along with her siblings and parents. Phoebe still lives officially with her family in a mansion located in Medina, Washington. In her spare time, Phoebe enjoys swimming and paragliding.
Who is Her Father? Bill Gates Short Wiki/Bio
William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, was born on 28 October 1955 under the sign of Scorpio, in Seattle, Washington State USA. His father was renowned lawyer William Henry Gates II, while his mother was May Maxwell Gates, known for serving on the United Way of America’s Board of Directors. He has two sisters, named Libby and Kristianne.
Bill Gates started attending the private preparatory Lakeside School as a 13-year-old boy. When the school bought a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and computer time on a General Electric (GE) computer, Bill became interested in computer science, immediately learned BASIC and wrote a software program. Following the expiration of the school’s computer time, he and his friends, Paul Allen, Rick Weiland, and Kent Evans, were banned by the Computer Center Corporation (CCC) after exploiting program bugs to obtain more computer time, however, Bill and his friends made a deal with the CCC – they would find bugs in their system in exchange for extra computer time. He matriculated from Lakeside School in 1973, and enrolled into Harvard College, but two years later Bill dropped out as he figured that he couldn’t learn anything more of use; he has never graduated.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen established Microsoft Corporation on 4 April 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while the company was moved to Bellevue, Washington State in 1979. On 20 November 1985, the company created their first retail version of Microsoft Windows, and over the next decades, Microsoft Corporation grew to become the largest personal computer software company in the world, for which he has served in the positions of President, Chairman and CEO, stepping down as CEO in 2000, staying in the position of Chairman until 2014, when he became the Chief Software Architect. He is currently working as a Technology Adviser to CEO Satya Nadella. Most recently, Microsoft Corporation became the third company in the United States to reach a value of over $1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon.
Other Business Ventures
Apart from Microsoft, Bill Gates is also known for his other business ventures. He owns Cascade Investments, LLC, a private holding and investment company, and is the owner of stakes in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and is the largest shareholder of Canadian National Railway. He is the founder of Corbis Corp., the research company bgC3, LLC, TerraPower, and Branded Entertainment Network. Most recently, Bill Gates was invited to serve on the Bloomberg New Economy Forum’s Advisory Board.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda established their own charitable organization – ‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’, in 2000. Holding $46.8 billion in assets, it is considered as the world’s largest private foundation. Their main goals are to increase healthcare as well as to decrease extreme poverty globally.
They believe that one of the most important things is education, so they even launched the Gates Cambridge Scholarships at Cambridge University. Moreover, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and others launched the campaign ‘The Giving Pledge’ in 2009, through which they encourage extremely rich people to donate at least half of their fortunes to charities. Bill also collaborates with Rotary International.
Who is Her Mother? Melinda Gates Short Wiki/Bio
Phoebe’s mother, Melinda Ann Gates (née French), was born on 15 August 1964 under the sign of Leo, in Dallas, Texas USA. She was brought up by aerospace engineer Raymond Joseph French Jr. and housewife Elaine Agnes Amerland, with an elder sister and two younger brothers. Melinda was a student at St. Monica Catholic School, and then attended Ursuline Academy of Dallas, from which she matriculated in 1982. She then furthered her education at Duke University, and there earned her BA degree in Computer Science and Economics in 1986.
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She also went to Fuqua School of Business, and obtained her MBA degree in 1987.
Following her graduation, Melinda became a part of Microsoft Corporation after being hired to serve as their marketing manager. She was promoted to the position of general manager of information products in the early 1990s, and eventually left the job at Microsoft in 1996 to focus on her family and children. Thereafter, she served on the Board of Trustees of Duke University from 1996 until 2003, and in 2004 joined The Washington Post’s Board of Directors. Furthermore, she has been active in ‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’ since it was established in 2000. In 2019, Melinda wrote and published the book “The Moment Of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes The World”.