Phoebe Adele Gates is a socialite and aspiring ballerina, who is better known for being the youngest daughter of the famous American billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, and his ex-wife Melinda Gates.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Phoebe Adele Gates was born in Seattle, Washington State USA, under the Virgo zodiac sign on 14 September 2002, which makes her 20 years old as of 2022. She was raised together with her brother, Rory John Gates, who was born on 23 May 1999, and her sister, award-winning equestrian Jennifer Katherine Gates -born in 1996 – by her father, Bill Gates, a successful business magnate, and mother, Melinda Gates, who was the former general manager of Microsoft Corporation. Phoebe grew up with a knack for ballet dancing. Her parents raised her per the ’Love and Logic’ model of parenting, which was developed by a team of her former school administrators, psychiatrists and psychologist, and is based on the idea of exercising emotional control, which has been deemed a great formula for parenting.

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Adele has attended many schools; she went to the New York-based Professional Children’s School and Lincoln Center of Performing Arts. She is now taking dancing classes at the famous American Ballet Theater, and also attends the Juilliard School, which boasts of training renowned alumni such as Adam Driver, Jessica Chastain and Robin Williams. She is currently enrolled at Stanford University, and is scheduled to graduate in 2025.

Hobbies and Interesting Facts

Phoebe was raised in a very religious environment, and hasn’t deflected from her family traditions – she attends Catholic Church regularly.

According to sources, the youngest daughter of Bill Gates will only inherit a small fraction of her parents’ wealth – around $10 million. Her parents previously disclosed that they want her and her siblings to take skill development and education seriously. The rest of their fortune will be donated to charities as her father has further revealed.

She is keen on reading books like her father, who reportedly reads at least 50 books per year. Her favorite author is John Green.

Career and Social Media Presence

Bill’s youngest child, Phoebe is still learning, is in her educational phase, and apparently hasn’t chosen her career path yet. She had a strict upbringing, and wasn’t allowed to own a phone until she turned 14, because her parents wanted her to be more focused on her education and not the internet. As a result, she isn’t active on most social media platforms, however, she has a private Instagram account with the username ‘moonstarandshine.”

Personal Life

Adele has kept her personal life very private, and hasn’t introduced anyone as her boyfriend. However, she has shared many pictures of herself and her friend Chaz Flynn – who is two years older than her and hails from Seattle, USA – on her social media accounts, which has led to many believing that they are dating. They reportedly met in 2019, and like spending time together, even accompanying each other to prom parties. Flynn is no ‘stranger’ to Phoebe’s father and they previously met in Nobu, Manhattan, when Gates was finalizing his divorce – her father supports their relationship.

Adele is seemingly very close with her father, and they attend many red carpet events together. Her parents parted ways on 2 August 2021, ending 27 years of togetherness.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Adele is of British and German ancestry, and has a set of dark brown eyes and long blonde hair. She is 5ft 10ins (1.79m) tall, weighs around 110lbs (50kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-24-32. She wears shoe and dress sizes 8 (US) and 4 (US) respectively.

Net Worth

Phoebe has not begun her career and it’s therefore, hard to accurately gauge her personal net worth. However, sources estimate that it’s around $10 million as of mid-2022. On the other hand, her father Bill Gates, is worth a variable $122 billion, while her mother is worth $5.4 billion.

Who Phoebe Adele’s father, Bill Gates Is – Short Biography

Bill William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 28 October 1955, which makes him 67-years-old as of 2022. His parents were attorney and businessman William Gates Sr. and his wife Mary Maxwell, who was a social activist, and Bill was brought up together with his sisters Libby and Kristi Gates.

Gates spent a lot of time reading books as a child; he was enrolled at the Lakeside Preparatory School, in Seattle when he turned 13, and excelled in many subjects, especially Sciences and Math. He completed his studies in 1973 scoring 1590 out of 1600 – college SAT exam – and was subsequently enrolled at Harvard University. He spent most of his time in the school’s computer lab, and would cram for tests a few hours before the exam. To his parents’ dismay, Gates dropped out of school two years later to work on Microsoft software together with Paul Allen, who was also very enthusiastic about computers.

1970 saw Allen and Gates going into business together, to create the computer program “Traf-o-Data,” which monitored Seattle’s traffic pattern. Before founding Microsoft in 1975, the two friends were hired by the Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) company, which had created the Altair computer to develop software for the first microcomputers called BASIC. Microsoft grossed nearly $2.5 million four years after its inception, and in 1980, Gates was approached by the computer manufacturer International Business Machines (IBM) to develop software that could work seamlessly on their new Personal Computer (PC). He was hired, and shortly afterwards made a deal with the firm to make Microsoft the full owner and exclusive licensing agent of the software that IBM used. By 1981, Microsoft had dramatically expanded, employing about 130 staff. Gates was the firm’s board chairman, while Allen served as the vice president.

Microsoft later launched Windows in 1985, and Microsoft Office four years later which made the company the leading software developer in the world. Gates later stepped down from Microsoft’s day-to-day operations and made Steve Ballmer the CEO, although he remained the board’s chairman. He stepped down as the chairman in 2014 to become technology adviser, and shortly afterwards, Steve Ballmer was replaced by Satya Nadella.

In 1994, Gates and his wife Melinda created The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, dedicated to supporting world health, low-income community investment, and education. The foundation has donated millions of dollars to underprivileged people including $12 million donated to fund the universal flu vaccine in 2018. Before that, Gates had invested $50 million to facilitate Alzheimer’s Research. Gates and Melinda also partnered with Wellcome Trust and Mastercard and pledged around $125 million to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. He also committed around $1.75 billion – together with his now ex-wife – to support COVID-19 global response. Gates also published the book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” in 2021.

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