You don’t need an introduction when you’re the son of the second richest man in the world. Yes, we’re talking about Rory John Gates – the second child of Bill Gates and Melinda. Here, we’re going to tell you all about this young lad, his life, his aspirations, and much more.
Who is Rory John Gates?
Rory John Gates is the only son of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft. They have three children, Jennifer Katherine Gates, Rory John Gates, and Phoebe Adele Gates. All the siblings have three years gap between each of them, and the middle one was born in 1999. Jennifer is the eldest, Rory is the second born, while Phoebe is the third born and six years younger to Rory.
More than Bill Gates, Melinda Gates has been responsible to raise the kids, give them normal lives, and teach them values. Bill Gates works 16 hours a day and doesn’t take an off. Melinda left Microsoft long back to take care of her kids. Her values are what makes all the kids so humble and grounded.
Rory was born in Seattle on May 23, 1999, and he is 20-years-old. Rory is far away from public appearance and interviews, but still one of the most desirable rich kids in the US. The young lad doesn’t even have an Instagram account unlike both the sisters.
Currently, Rory has completed his graduation and MBA and will soon take up his father’s business. Unlike equestrian sister Jennifer and ballet dancer Phoebe, Rory is more interested in continuing the legacy that Bill Gates started.
Where does Rory live?
The Gates family has been unlike many modern families when it comes to living separately. While most American parents allow their kids to live on their own when they’re adult, the Gates family live together in their $123.54 million mansion called Xanadu 2.0
Bill Gates had bought the property in 1988 for $2 million, but now the yearly tax they pay amounts to $1 million! The luxurious house is of 66000 square foot and is famous for its design and technological integration.
The house has sensors located all over and built in a way to regulate temperature efficiently. This famous house is ‘earth-sheltered’ and has six kitchens. The kitchens are in different parts of the house so that the staff is always prepared for an event.
Bill and Melinda Gates have been very conservatives about their kids and have kept them away from the limelight for years. None of the children, including Rory, was allowed to use a cellphone till they were 13.
Rory always asked his father for a phone because his friends have one, but he wasn’t allowed until 13. Their parents tried to give them a normal upbringing and always taught them value for money.
Rory was allowed a cellphone to himself in 2012 as he turned 13. He might have had access to phones from his friends, but he couldn’t use it officially till he turned a teenager.
Knowing the value of charity
Bill Gates has announced that the maximum of his earnings will go into charity, and all his kids agree to this decision. He will not give a lot of his property to his children and wants them to make a career of their own. Like every father, Bill Gates feels that his kids have the potential to become independent on their own and work hard as he did.
Rory is known to contribute 1/3rd of his pocket money to charity as the parents instilled this gesture from a young age. Rather than being consumed by social media, the young man is seen volunteering to solve global issues like diseases and poverty.
The estimated Rory John Gates net worth is $20 million. But like his father, he also does a lot of charity.
The life of Rory John Gates
Rory John Gates makes the media curious because he is the only boy of Bill Gates. Moreover, he is said to take over Microsoft in the coming years. He has completed his education from Duke University and got degrees in computer science and economics. He then pursued an MBA degree from Fuqua School of Business.
Even though his education is almost over, the Gates family has told the media that Rory John Gates is still studying. Other than academics, he is also interested in writing and was known to write a seven-line poem when he was 10 years old. He had named it ‘What’s Known As Diamante’. Other than this, there isn’t much information about his life and career.
While most rich kids are known to have a social media presence, Rory has been far away from media and controversies. There has never been any news related to his personal life, girlfriends, or friends. He has been a very private person and even more than his sisters.
Rory has a pretty decent height of 5 ft 5 inches and weighs 52 kg. His hair is naturally grey and color of eyes is brown. We’re waiting for him to come on Instagram and share details about his personal and professional life. His sister Jennifer Katherine Gates is pretty active on Instagram and puts her life out there.
The future of Microsoft
Since both the Gates sisters are not interested in tech, they are less likely to follow their father’s path. On the contrary, reports suggest that Rory will soon join his father in his business and continue to expand it.
Even when Bill Gates plans to give away most of his fortune to the needy, his children know how they want to keep their legacy alive. Rory has to be much more headstrong to take the company ahead than what Bill did.
Bill might not be the second richest after donating most of his fortune. But Rory can again bring the company to the top and bring back all the fortune. We have to wait and watch to see what the Gates family has planned for their future. The kids are still young to decide what they want to do in life, but they are worth the wait.
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