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Jennifer was born on 26 April 1996, in Belleview, Washington State USA, and is known as the daughter of computer tycoon Bill Gates, who is one the world’s richest people. So the daughter of the founder of Microsoft is an heiress, having millions of dollars under her name since her birth. This has led many to speculate about her lifestyle and her endeavors, being surrounded by wealth at such a young age.
The Net Worth of the Microsoft Heiress
How rich is Jennifer Katharine Gates? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly gained as the heiress to Bill Gates’ massive wealth, which is variously estimated at around $80 billion, which is expected of the person who helped start the personal computer revolution. Jennifer has also earned money as a professional equestrian, participating in competitions all around the world. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Jennifer’s Life Surrounded by Fame
Gates discovered her love for riding horses at a young age, and has since pursued a career in competitive horse riding. Her family has supported her financially, and helped her train as well as reach tournaments held in various parts of the world. She does this while also studying for a biology degree at Stanford University.
Despite having a father who is a technological giant in the industry, the family is known to set strict technological boundaries for Jennifer and her siblings. They were forbidden to have a cell phone until they were 14 years old, and after they were given ‘phones they were not allowed to use them at the dinner table. This is not the first case where children of technological founders had strict technological limitations, as others such as Steve Jobs also practiced limiting their children. This is quite a contrarian move as statistics have shown that the average child now gets their first mobile phone at 10 years of age.
Jennifer is now 22 years old; she is not the only child of Bill Gates, but she shares this title with two siblings namely Rory John Gates and Phoebe Adele Gates. She grew up in one of the most expensive and technologically advanced houses in the world, which is valued at $123 million. Their house even incorporates an underground sound system in the swimming pool, along with numerous other facilities; walls also have television screens which can help change the ambiance of the location as needed, depending on the guests and the people inside the house. The house also has home theaters, multiple kitchens and garages.
The family is also known to be quite generous and charitable, stemming from her parents’ act of sharing a majority of their wealth with various causes around the world. It is estimated that Bill Gates has given over $30 billion to charitable causes. His children have also been known to extend the same act, donating some of their money to various causes as well.