Who is Bill Gates’ daughter Phoebe Adele Gates?
Phoebe Adele Gates was born on 14 September 2002, in Median, Washington State USA, and is best known as the daughter of Microsoft founder and one of the richest people in the world, Bill Gates. She resides in the Gates home property, said to be worth more than $120 million.
The Wealth of Phoebe Adele Gates
How rich is Phoebe Adele Gates? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly acquired through the wealth of her family. Her father is said to have a net worth that is close to $100 billion, currently second only to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and EducationPhobe Adele is the youngest of three children in the Gates family. Her parents met while her mother was working at Microsoft, though she later left the company to focus on raising her family, which now resides in the Gates’ home valued at $120 million, and unsurprisingly filled with numerous high tech amenities, including an in-house gym, a swimming pool with an underwater sound system, a reception hall, and a library. Reports have claimed that the cost of maintenance for the house is more than $1 million per year – the house also boasts a lot of digital displays.
Phoebe has attended numerous schools, including the Professional Children’s School in New York. She has also taken classes at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Julliard School, and the American Ballet Theatre, in music, dance, writing and the arts. She is currently enrolled in the private Lakeside School, which her father attended and where he met future Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Phoebe’s siblings also attended and matriculated from the school, where annual costs to attend run to more than $33,000.
Her Father and PhilanthropyBill Gates is a business magnate, a founder of Microsoft Corporation, serving as chairman, CEO, and chief software architect during his career. Microsoft would become the world’s largest PC software company, and would earn him billions, making him one of the richest men in the world. Microsoft has had its share of controversies though, including business tactics which are anti-competitive leading to a virtual monopoly of the PC software industry. He later transitioned from full-time to part-time work, to focus on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He eventually stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in 2014.
Since leaving the company, he’s been focused on philanthropic endeavors, donating huge sums of money to various research programs and charitable organizations. He along with Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge which encourages them and other billionaires to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropic causes, and works particularly with Rotary International to improve global health and eliminate diseases such as polio.
Inheritance, Passion, and Siblings
Due to her father’s desire to give most of his wealth to charity, Phoebe Adele and her siblings have known that they won’t receive a big inheritance. Some sources even report that Bill only intends to give each of his children $10 million from his large pool of wealth. All of the children understand that, but it has not stopped them from having good relationships with their parents.
Phoebe Adele was known as a child who follows her passions, similar to Bill’s pursuit of his passion in computers at a young age. For this very reason, she’s been enrolled in numerous art-related classes, as she’s showed a proclivity for the arts at an early age. Her sister Jennifer has pursued a career as an equestrian and has won numerous awards, and has been compared to Steve Jobs’ daughter in the same regard, though Jennifer is attending Stanford where she is studying human biology. There is a bit of a mystery surrounding her brother, who has maintained his privacy, though he is mainly focused on completing his education.
Is Phoebe Adele Gates on Social Media?
Bill Gates is very big on maintaining his children’s privacy, and as such Phoebe Adele doesn’t have any accounts associated with any of the major social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are numerous photos of her available, but they are mainly circulating because they are pictures taken by the media. They also occasionally appear in her parents’ social media pages. There are Facebook accounts named Phoebe Adele Gates through they are fake and not associated with her in any way. Her older sister on the other hand is active on social media as well having her own Instagram page.