Jennifer Katharine Gates Biography

Jennifer Katharine Gates is the daughter of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life and fun facts about her.

Quick Facts

Nick Name: Jenni

Birthday: April 26, 1996

Nationality: American

Boyfriend: Nayel Nassar

Famous: Family Members American Women

Age: 23 Years, 23 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in: Medina, Washington

Famous as: Daughter of Bill Gates

Height: 1.57 m

U.S. State: Washington

Continue Reading Below

Jennifer Katharine Gates is an American show jumper who participates in competitive horse riding events and equestrian tournaments all around the world. Nevertheless, she is better known as the eldest child of Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates. Jennifer is ranked 19th in show jumping by The United States Equestrian Federation. She has participated at several horse-riding tournaments professionally, including the equestrian festival in Palm Beach, Florida and Longines Masters show. Both she, and her boyfriend, Nayel Nassar, represented the team Paris Panthers at the slow jumping event Global Champions League. She interviewed her mother Melinda Gates for an episode of the #TalkToMe series in on April 07, 2017. She is an avid animal lover and dedicates a lot of her time to animal welfare initiatives.

Recommended Lists:

Recommended Lists:

Rise to Stardom
  • While Bill and Melinda Gates have been described on the media as notoriously private about their lives, Jennifer Katharine Gates provided a rare look at the lifestyle of the billionaire family via her Instagram profile soon after she turned 19. While a large portion of the posts made by the accomplished equestrian are about her horses and the events she participates in, she also often posts pictures with her family members, friends, her Egyptian boyfriend, and her pet dog. She also often treats her followers with pictures of her vacationing on the sea, spending time at the Great Barrier Reef, at Sydney Harbour with her friends, or riding on a hot air balloon and skydiving with her boyfriend. Thanks to her Instagram profile, she has kept tabloids busy over the last couple years.
Continue Reading Below
  • Like her parents, Jennifer also actively supports several social causes. On March 22, 2018, she urged her followers on Instagram to participate in the nonpartisan event against gun violence in schools, 'Ride for Our Lives', which is the equestrian equivalent of the 'March for Our Lives' movement. She also supports organizations and initiatives that try to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules worldwide, and participated in the Sunset Polo and White Party event in Wellington, Florida on March 23, 2018 to raise awareness and funds for Brooke USA. Back in February 2017, she became an 'EQUUStar' to support the EQUUS Foundation to keep working horses safe.
Personal Life
  • Jennifer Katharine Gates was born on April 26, 1996 in Medina, Washington to Bill and Melinda Gates. She is the eldest child of the billionaire couple and has a younger brother named Rory John Gates and a younger sister named Phoebe Adele Gates. She went to Seattle's most elite private school, Lakeside School, her father's alma matter. She later studied biology at Stanford University. She loves to travel and spent three months in Australia over the Summer of 2016, which according to her has been a transformative experience. Apart from her horses, she also has a pet dog named Earl Grey.
Love Life
  • Jennifer Katharine Gates is in a relationship with Egyptian ShowJumper Nayel Nassar, with whom she can be seen in several of her social media posts. They both studied at Stanford and also participate in equestrian sports events, which is probably how they met. They began posting pictures with each other in early 2017, with Nassar convincing her to be his Valentine on 14th February. They celebrated her birthday together in April and went to meet his friends and family back in Kuwait for a three-day trip in December 2017. They also spent the new-year eve together. On January 15, 2018 they both wished each other happy first anniversary, thereby making their one-year-old relationship official.
Controversies & Scandals
  • Interestingly, when one looks for image search results for Jennifer Katharine Gates, the search engines inadvertently show images of American actress and model Rachael Leigh Cook. What is more astonishing is that Rachael was born on 1979, while Bill and Melinda Gates got married in 1994 and had their first child, daughter Jennifer, in 1996. Furthermore, the pictures of the model and actress appear as the default picture on a Google search for both Jennifer and her younger sister Phoebe, with some webpages even going as far as putting Rachael's picture on articles about Jennifer's brother Rory. Apparently, someone once circulated a picture of Rachael as Bill's daughter and many surprisingly unsuspecting tabloids have been using the same image for years for each and every Gates kid. Fortunately, some curious sources were able to find actual family vacation photos of Bill and Melinda with their three children before Jennifer came of age and began posting on Instagram. It is only unfortunate that despite pictures of Jennifer being easily available on the internet, some tabloids still get fooled by fake images.

Follow Jennifer Katharine Gates On:


How To Cite

Article Title
- Jennifer Katharine Gates Biography
- Editors,
Last Updated
- March 28, 2018
Jennifer Katharine Gates

People Also Viewed

Bill Gates
Melinda Gates
Phoebe Adele Gates
LeBron James Jr.

Ian Charles
Barron Trump
Blanket Jackson
Dannielynn Birkhead

Also Listed In