Born In: Medina, Washington
Phoebe Adele Gates is an American socialite and aspiring ballerina, better known as the youngest child of Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates, and his ex-wife, Melinda Gates. She is currently studying at Stanford University and is scheduled to graduate in 2025. She trained in ballet dancing at The School of American Ballet and the Julliard School. She has been involved with several of her parent’s charitable initiatives to improve the quality of lives of poor people in developing nations. While her Instagram is private, she often appears on posts by her father or her sister Jennifer, who is an accomplished equestrian and a medical student.
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Washington
education: Professional Children’s School
Phoebe Adele Gates has been interested in dancing since she was a child and aspires to be a professional ballerina. While studying at Professional Children’s School in New York City, she also took art classes at The School of American Ballet at the famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex. Additionally, she attended the prestigious Julliard School at the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York which boasts of impressive alumni including Robin Williams, Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver, and Patti Lupone. She often shares videos of herself dancing with her illustrious father.
Apart from dancing, Phoebe Adele Gates’ other interest, according to her father, is reading books. He mentioned in an Instagram post in 2018 that he and Phoebe share their love of “reading all kinds of books” and are both fans of The Fault in Our Stars-famed ‘New York Times Best Seller’ author John Green. In the post, Bill gushed about how they both could not put down his newest novel, Turtles All the Way Down, about a young woman tracking down a missing billionaire. Phoebe, in her own review of the book, described how she had been “a loyal John Green fan” for years and opined that his latest book “hit closer to home for me than the rest”. It was also shared by her father in his post.
Being the child of one of the richest men in the world, many people may think that Phoebe Adele Gates might be spoilt with everything money could buy, especially advanced gadgets. However, the truth is that her father did not allow his kids to have their own mobile phones before they were 14. Further, he forbade phones at the dinner table, and according to a 2018 interview, limited his youngest child Phoebe’s screen time so as to ensure she went to bed on time. The siblings also earned pocket money by doing chores around the household. Apart from teaching the kids to live life without excess, Bill also often took them with him to developing nations to learn about their struggles and be involved in his charitable initiatives.
While Phoebe Adele Gates’ father, Bill Gates, has amassed over $130 billion in net worth over the years, she or her elder siblings, Jennifer Katharine Gates and Rory John Gates, would not inherit his huge fortune. Bill Gates has mentioned it several times in the past that he would give away most of his wealth to charities, rather than dividing among his children. Instead of being spoiled with money and luxuries, he wants his children to stand on their own feet. In his famous This Morning interview, where he had revealed that his money was “dedicated to helping the poorest”, he also mentioned that he would ensure that his kids receive a good education and some money so that they don’t have to live poorly.
It is a fact that Bill and Melinda Gates raised their children away from the prying eyes of the media up until there were old enough to decide for themselves whether to be in the public eye or not. This, however, did not deter various publications from releasing articles about the Gates children, accompanied with images of other people. A simple Google search about ‘Phoebe Adele Gates’ takes users to a page containing pictures of American actress and model Rachael Leigh Cook. In fact, Google’s knowledge panel also uses Cook’s pictures as Phoebe’s. Interestingly, this had started with her elder sister Jennifer, and when she began posting regularly on social media, the media outlets began using Cook’s pictures in profiles about Phoebe. While she continues to stay away from media spotlight, her pictures are often shared by her sister or her doting father on their social media profiles. Unfortunately, neither Google nor some other media outlets bothered to correct the past mistakes about her identity.
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