Phoebe Adele Gates Biography

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

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Birthday: September 14, 2002

Nationality: American

Famous: American Women Virgo Women

Age: 17 Years, 17 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Virgo

Born in: Medina, Washington

Famous as: Daughter of Bill Gates

U.S. State: Washington

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education: Professional Children’s School

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Phoebe Adele Gates is the youngest daughter of American billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda Gates. While she is still a student, she can sometimes be seen on media reports accompanying her parents. She reportedly shares her parents' passion for making positive changes in the world and often participates in various charitable events organized by Bill and Melinda Gates. She is also training as a ballet dancer at a couple prestigious institutions in New York City. 'Wonderslist' website had ranked her 10th on the list of 10 most powerful kids in the world under 12. While her father, Bill Gates, has already announced his decision to donate most of his wealth to charities, it has been reported that the three Gates children, including Phoebe, have a net worth of $10 million each.

Rise to Stardom
  • As the youngest child of Bill and Melinda Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates has garnered media attention since she was born in 2002. However, as her parents lead very private lives, she and her siblings were able to stay away from the spotlight for a long time. Throughout much of her childhood, she only made a few occasional appearances in the media during their family vacations. It didn't help either that her father didn't allow the kids to use mobiles or other gadgets until they turned 13. As such, unlike most kids of her age, she doesn't have any social media account and is not active on the internet. However, when her older sister Jennifer turned 19, she joined Instagram and began sharing pictures from various events of her life, which sometimes included photos of other members of the Gates family, including Phoebe. Considering the fact that the trained ballet dancer has already turned 16, there is a good chance that she will soon grace the internet with pictures from her performances the way her sister Jennifer shares her horse riding pictures.
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Personal Life
  • Phoebe Adele Gates was born on September 14, 2002, in Medina, Washington, to billionaire, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda. She is the youngest child of the power couple and has an elder sister named Jennifer Katharine Gates and an elder brother named Rory John Gates. Her paternal grandparents are William H. Gates Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates, and her maternal grandparents are Raymond Joseph French Jr. and Elaine Agnes Amerland. She is currently studying at Professional Children’s School in New York. She is also passionately interested in ballet and attends art classes at The School of American Ballet at the famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex in New York City, as well as The Julliard School at the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York, which boasts of alumni such as Jessica Chastain and Robin Williams. Her elder sister, Jennifer, who is an equestrian rider, studied biology at Stanford University. Her brother, Rory, recently completed his graduation from Lakeside School, an elite private school in Seattle which his elder sister and his father had also attended. Phoebe currently lives with her family in their $125 million earth-sheltered house in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina.
  • Despite being born to the richest man in the world, Phoebe Adele Gates, like her older siblings, had a comparatively normal upbringing and had to follow strict rules set by her father. For instance, Bill didn't allow his kids to have mobile phones before the age of 13. Moreover, even after getting their own phones, they would have limited access to it for a long time. Even when it comes to deciding the future of his enormous fortune, Bill has made it clear that he will be giving away most of his wealth to charities, rather than spoiling his children with luxuries. Her father also often takes the kids to different parts of the world, especially developing countries where his charities primarily offer services, to make them aware of the poverty and sufferings of the common people.
Mistaken Identity
  • One of the side effects of Phoebe Adele Gates' shielded upbringing is that there is a lot of confusion on the internet over her actual appearance. As the eldest child of the family, her sister, Jennifer often accompanies her father to various events, which is why she is the most accessible of her siblings for the media. Unfortunately, some websites on the internet blatantly use the readily available pictures of Jennifer in articles about Phoebe. Interestingly, before Jennifer had a noticeable presence on social media, some media outlets had spread the pictures of American actress and model Rachael Leigh Cook as Jennifer's. What is more striking is that some websites, to this day, use Rachael's picture to represent both the Gates sisters.

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