In recent days, the spotlight has been on Bill Gates, his soon to be ex-wife, Melinda Gates and his family. The reason for this is their announcement of separation which has rambled and thrown social media spaces off balance. After 27 years of marriage and joint philanthropy, it is rather weird to see the famous couple separate.
This development will have its toll on the Bill and Melinda Gates children– one of them who is the youngest of the kids, Phoebe Adele Gates, maybe the one who feels the pain of parents separation the most.
In this article, we will be looking in-depth at the life of Phoebe Adele Gates and what it is like to be the youngest daughter of one of the richest men on earth.
A quick tidbit, what if we told you that Phoebe Adele Gates was not brought up to be a techie just as her father? That’s right, the Gates raised their children to follow their beloved paths and not necessarily the technological path their parents are now authorities in.
Quick Facts About Phoebe Adele Gates
With Phoebe Adele Gates, there is this aura around her that screams “fashionista.” This may not be what she’ll eventually do, but it is noteworthy that she has a sense of fashion.
So, who is Phoebe? How has her upbringing shaped the woman she has become? What is she doing now? Does she enjoy what she is into now?
What if we told you that Phoebe Adele Gates is of English, German and Irish descent, would you believe it? Well, she is of those descents and that’s what makes the Gates family unique. Find out more as you read on.
Early Life of Phoebe Adele Gates
Phoebe was born in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington on September 14, 2002. She is the third and last child of Bill and Melinda Gates. She has two siblings, Jennifer Katherine (25 years) and Rory (22 years). From her tender age, there was always the artistic side to her.
She wanted to be a ballerina when she was younger. She would, however, get educated at the Professional Children’s School in New York City. Later, she further proceeded to study at The School of American Ballet at the famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She also attended the Juilliard School.
Even though their parents were super-wealthy, she wasn’t raised in a manner that reeks of “spoiled.” In an interview with the Mirror in 2017, Gates says that he didn’t allow his children to own a phone till they were 14. “They complained other kids got them earlier,” Gates told the news outlet.
It was Gates’ way of ensuring that the kids were not exposed early to unwarranted news items and information. Did it work? Well, we haven’t heard of anything scandalous from Gates’ children, so, looks like the works.
Phoebe Adele Gates & Siblings Are Not Getting Billions For Inheritance
Ouch! Must be disappointing for the children. But they must have talked about this. Everyone knows the passion Bill and Melinda Gates have for philanthropy. Their foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is arguably the largest non-profit organisation in the world.
They have spent over $53 billion on providing funding for healthcare, climate change, vaccinations, and other forms of funding around the world. Clearly, they are given to helping other less privileged persons get a better life. The billions he has would be for philanthropy.
This is not to say that Bill Gates’ children will be left with nothing, of course not. What good parent would do that? Several sources have said the children would receive $10 million each. If this information is legit or merely a rumor, we can not say for sure.
Bill Gates succinctly explains his stance on a TV appearance on The Morning: “Our kids will receive a great education and some money so they are never going to be poorly off but they’ll go out and have their career,” he said.
“It’s not a favor to kids to have them have huge sums of wealth. It distorts anything they might do, creating their path. This money is dedicated to helping the poorest,” he said. “They know that they are proud of that, they go on trips with us to see the work that’s being done.”
Phoebe Adele Gates Loves To Read
In her father-daughter moments, Phoebe enjoys reading together with her dad. In 2018, her father, Bill, took to Instagram to talk about his daughter’s love for books, especially books by New York Times Bestselling author, John Green.
Phoebe Adele is a Religious Individual
Taking after her father who is a self-acclaimed Catholic, Phoebe is a devout Catholic. Even though she doesn’t throw all over the internet about her faith, but, it is evident that she is religious about it.
Does Phoebe have A Boyfriend?
Nobody knows her relationship status. It is either she has a boyfriend and no one knows or she doesn’t at all. Either way, no one has an idea who is catching the fancy of a billionaire’s daughter. By the way, she is still quite young and would have a love life. This is inevitable.
She Was Listed As 10th Most Powerful Kid in The World
At the tender age of 11, Phoebe was listed as the 10th most powerful kid under the age of 12 in the world by the Wonderlist website.
Phoebe Still Lives With Her Parents
In all of these, let’s not forget Phoebe Adele Gates is still a teenager. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she still lives with her parents. One interesting thing is, if she wants pocket money, she still needs to help her parents at home to earn it.
Phoebe Adele Gates Net Worth
Adele’s net worth according to several media outlets is $10 million. There is no total veracity to this, but it is what is said about her. Hopefully, she grows up to become a successful woman and increases her streams of income. We for sure know she isn’t getting any billions from her billionaire father.
At just 18, Phoebe Adele Gates still has a lot ahead of her. It remains to be seen if she would follow the path of her parents or carve out her path. Either way, we do wish her all the best in her endeavours.