The third born of Bill and Melinda Gates is daughter Phoebe Adele Gates. She is known for her charming smile that draws in media’s attention all the time.
She reportedly shares the same passion her parents have towards changing the world and is often found in charitable events organized by her them. The teenager is training in ballet from a prestigious institution in New York City.
A few years back, the Wonderslist website ranked her in the 10th position among the top 10 most powerful kids in the world under 12. Here, we’re going to tell you all you need to know about this young woman and her life.
Who is Phoebe Adele Gates?
Younger to siblings Jennifer Katherine Gates and Rory John Gates, Phoebe is the last child of the second richest man in the world. She was born on September 14, 2002, in Median, Washington State USA. She currently resides in her parent’s $120 million mansion. The entire family is close-knit and are always supporting each other.
Phoebe Adele Gates Net Worth
Being the daughter of the second richest man in the world, Phoebe has a great fortune even if she is still a minor. Her net worth was valued at $10 million by the end of 2018. Note that Bill Gates has a net worth of more than $90 billion as mentioned by Forbes.
Phoebe Adele Gates – Early Life and Education
As a young child, the life of Phoebe has been extraordinary due to her influential parents. She garners a lot of media attention all the time. Her parents have tried to keep their kid’s life as private as possible and that’s why she managed to stay away from spotlight during her younger years.
During the early years of her childhood, Phoebe Adele Gates made few appearances in the public. But the family revealed lots of vacation pictures and gave an insight into the child’s life.
Her parents did not allow the kids to use cellphones for a long time. Only when Phoebe Adele Gates became a teenager or 13 years old, she got her first cellphone. Unlike most other kids of her age, Phoebe had not opened any social media accounts until recent times. She is now on Instagram but has her account private. On the contrary, Jennifer is pretty active on Instagram and shares a lot about her life for everyone to follow.
Phoebe Adele Gates is currently studying at Professional Children’s School in NYC. She has been learning ballet from a very young age. She takes dance classes from The School of American Ballet located at the famous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC. Phoebe also takes lessons from The Julliard School at Lincoln Center Plaza. This school has famous alumnus like Robin Williams and Jessica Chastain.
The young teenager not only likes to dance but also takes interest in music, writing, and art. We wouldn’t be surprised to find Phoebe in Hollywood someday, as she clearly takes interest in art fields.
One of the wrong impacts of having a protected and secret upbringing is that there is a lot of confusion in the media about Phoebe Adele Gates. While this doesn’t affect the family, it does get the netizens confused.
The eldest sibling, Jennifer, is often seem to accompany Bill Gates to many events and that makes her more accessible to the media. Some websites have repeatedly posted Phoebes pictures and mentioned it as Jennifer. Surprisingly, before Jennifer had a noticeable presence on Instagram, many media outlets spread pictures of American model and actress Rachael Leigh Cook as Jennifer Katherine Gates. It is funny that many websites till today have those pictures and uses the actress’s picture to represent both the Gates sisters!
Inheritance, Passion, and Siblings
Bill Gates has announced that he will donate majority of his earnings to charity. All the siblings are well aware of their father’s decision and they are okay with in. A source said that Bill Gates purposely gave $10 million to each of their children out of the billions of dollars he earns. He wants his kids to make a mark in life on their own even though it is way easier for them than the journey he had set for himself. Phoebe, Rory, and Jennifer gladly accept this ideology set by their parents and it goes to show the good upbringing they have had. The family shares a healthy bond with each other.
Unlike Jennifer, Phoebe does take some interest in computers and has been learning it since a young age. She is a blend of beauty and brains, but her heart is stuck in art forms. It is pretty unique to see how children from such a well-built empire choose other things to do than just take the family business ahead. Jennifer has become a professional equestrian and she will like to take it as a career option. She is another brainy Gates beauty who is pursuing a degree in biology from Stanford University. Jennifer is often compared to the daughter of Steve Jobs, Eve Jobs, who is also an accomplished equestrian and student from Stanford.
The life of a rich kid with a subtle background
Bill Gates had a humble background and worked very hard to reach to the top. The Microsoft founder has seen poverty and has never forgotten his roots while growing his empire. Many people think that rich kids have all the luxuries in life, which is true. But not all of them are spoilt.
Phoebe Adele Gates is not only an example of a rich kid with a strict background but also how that shaped the right mindset. Today, instead of running after the riches, she is keener on pursuing what her heart desires. The Gates siblings have been given their choices and they are free to do the things that make them happy and feel complete. This only goes to show the down to earth and strong personality the second richest man can have. A lot of credit also goes to Melinda Gates to hold the family together and grow such lovely kids.
Read more about the other Gates siblings in this blog to know the family better!