What is Jennifer Gates' net worth? Bill and Melinda Gates' equestrian daughter calls divorce 'challenging'
Bill and Melinda Gates' daughter Jennifer Gates called her parents' divorce "challenging" as she took to Instagram after the pair announced their split on Monday, April 3, after 27 years of marriage.
"By now many of you have heard the news that my parents are separating," the 25-year-old began in the post. "It's been a challenging stretch of time for our whole family," she wrote in her Instagram Story. "I'm still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as family members at this time, and am grateful for the space to do so. I won't personally comment further on anything around the separation, but please know that your kind words and support mean the world to me. Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy while we navigate the next phases of our lives," she concluded.
Jennifer Gates Net Worth
The oldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates is a medical student. She graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with a human biology degree. Since then she has gone on to attend medical school in New York City. In January 2020, she was engaged to Nayel Nassar, a professional Egyptian equestrian. Jennifer is quite passionate about making the world a "better place", as reported by Express.
Jennifer has a net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Bill Gates spent $1 million to rent a mansion near the site of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Palm Beach, Florida. Jennifer reportedly once said, "I was born into a huge situation of privilege, and I think it's about using those opportunities and learning from them to find things that I'm passionate about and hopefully make the world a little bit of a better place."
Bill and Melinda end announce their divorce
The uber-rich couple announced in a joint statement on Monday on their social media handles that they were getting a divorce. In addition to Jennifer, Bill and Melinda also have a son Rory, 21, and a daughter Phoebe, 18. The same message was shared by Jennifer on Instagram Story.
"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives," they said in a joint statement. "We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life," they concluded in the statement.