Being the daughter of one of the richest men in the world can come with a lot of pressures but Jennifer Katharine Gates has relatively dealt with these pressures we must say. So, who is Jennifer Katharine Gates? She is the eldest daughter of billionaires, Bill and Melinda Gates. She has two other siblings, Rory and Phoebe. Her interest in horse riding may come as a surprise to many because the expectation of many is that she takes after her father’s technological endeavours. In this article, we will be looking at her career, her interests, her relationship and everything related to her. Read on.
Jennifer Katharine Gates, 25, graduated from Stanford University as a medical student. She is an accomplished equestrian. It was in one of those races that she met her current boyfriend who she is engaged to, Nayar Nassar, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper, who is of Egyptian descent. She has also featured on the cover of Equestrian Living in May 2019.
For Jennifer and her siblings, it must have been frustrating for her and her siblings when their parents restricted them from having cell phones till they were 14. Again, it could be a strategy by Bill and Melinda to keep them focused in a privileged home. We can say it turned out well, as the children have become responsible and are seen as ideal models for teenagers and young adults around the world.
Unknown Facts About Jennifer Katharine Gates
#1. Jennifer Gates Attended Her Father’s Alma Mater
It must be a thing of pride for Bill Gates for his children to attend the same high school as he did when he was younger. Jennifer and her younger siblings all attended Seattle’s Private Lakeside High School. They all finished with good grades. There is no record of what the children were interested in, in high school.
#2. She took a Year Off After College to Focus on Her Equestrian Passion
Jennifer Katharine Gates graduated from the University of Stanford, where she studied Human Biology. It is normal that after finishing her degree, she should proceed to medical school. But, Gates had a different idea. She took a year off to focus on mastering her equestrian profession. In an interview with Sidelines Magazine, she mentioned that her childhood dream of becoming a medical practitioner made her enroll for the course.
#3. She is Not Just a Mere Horse Rider
While some take horse riding as a hobby, Jennifer took it up a notch and is a professional equestrian. Her passion didn’t just come out of the blues. She’s been riding since she was 6. Her favourite horse is named Alex. She has won titles riding horses.
#4. Her Father, Bill Gates Bought Her a $34 Million Property in Florida
One of the perks of having a billionaire father is that you can have whatever you want. For Jennifer, when her father found out about her passion for horse riding, he bought her a property in Wellington, Florida. Wellington, by the way, is the hotbed of wealthy equestrians. According to the Miami Herald, Bill Gates got the property for $37 million. This is where Jennifer practises her horse riding.
#5. She Has Competed With the Elites in the Game
Show Jumpers as they are known usually comprise famous people’s children. For instance, Gates competed against Eve Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs. She has also competed against Steven Spielberg’s daughter, Destry, Michael Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina and Bruce Springsteen’s daughter, Jessica.
#6. Jennifer Katharine Gates Enjoys Travelling
Aside from her medical education and horse riding, Gates is also enthusiastic about traveling. She shows this on her Instagram handle, where the highlights show her trips to several countries, including; Australia, Kuwait, Spain, Turkey, and many other places. She derives joy in traveling and is quick to share her experience via her Instagram posts.
#7. She is Currently Enrolled in Medical School
Jennifer is currently enrolled at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. She has completed her first year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, she is currently studying remotely. What this means is, her medical classes have been moved online.
#8. She Has a Condo Worth $5 million Close to Her School
According to a report by The New York Post, Jennifer Katharine Gates’ parents bought her a condo that’s only fee blocks from her medical school. Did we hear you say privileges? That’s right, having wealthy parents can change a lot about you. Reports estimate that the condo is worth $5 million.
#9. She is Engaged to An Egyptian Equestrian
At the beginning of 2020, Jennifer proudly announced her engagement to Chicago-born Egyptian equestrian, Nayel Nassar. The duo has been friends for a long time and has dated for quite a while. They met in one of the equestrian tournaments and ever since then, they can’t get enough of each other. Nassar also attended the same university, Stanford, but it was during their equestrian forays that they cemented their relationship. We hope this engagement leads to marriage, as we are being honest, they look great together.
#10. Nassar and Jennifer Katharine Gates are Both Riders for the Same Team
The love birds are on the same team. The team, Paris Panthers, was founded by Gates, who also manages the affairs of the team. They have also participated in tournaments together. One such tournament is the Global Champions League. In 2019, the team placed ninth in the tournament. Thus is to say, they aren’t pushovers themselves.
One of the traits we can tell you categorically Jennifer Katharine Gates picked up from her parents is her willingness to use her privileges to help people. In an interview with Sidelines Magazine, she said: “I think it’s about using those opportunities and learning from them to find things that I’m passionate about and hopefully make the world a little bit of a better place.”
Jennifer Katharine Gates Net Worth
It shouldn’t come as any surprise what the net worth of Jennifer is. Her father is worth billions of dollars, he is surely going to pass on some wealth to his children. According to the reliable Celebrity Net Worth, Jennifer Katharine Gates Net worth is $20 million.
As the daughter of one of the wealthiest men on earth, Jennifer Katharine Gates has chosen to walk her walk without staying under the shadows of her father. She has carved her niche and is an accomplished equestrian, and it looks like she is just happy about this path. We wish her all the best in her endeavour.