She may be the youngest of the Gates, but she is as interesting as any other member of the family. Phoebe Adele Gates happens to the youngest child and daughter of the American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. Though she is still quite young, she cannot escape the spotlight altogether. She is even often seen accompanying her parents while they are out and about. Nevertheless, she is undoubtedly an individual outside her parents’ shadow so, here is all there is to know about her.
Phoebe Adele Gates’ Age and Background Details
She was born on September 14, 2002, in Medina, Washington to Bill and Melinda Gates. Phoebe is the youngest of all their children and has two older siblings. She has a sister named Jennifer Katharine Gates and her brother is called Rory John Gates.
There is not a lot of information out there about her childhood and upbringing. Nevertheless, there is still quite a lot of interesting information about the billionaire’s daughter.
Despite being born with a silver spoon, Phoebe Adele Gates was raised just like any other child. There were a strict set of rules and regulations set by her father that she had to follow. For instance, none of her siblings (including herself) were allowed to have a mobile phone until they clocked 13. Furthermore, they were each allowed limited access until they were old enough to use them responsibly.
Her father, Bill Gates, also takes Phoebe and her siblings to different parts of the world to make them aware of people’s plights. At the moment, Phoebe Adele Gates is studying at Professional Children’s School in New York.
5 Interesting Facts About Phoebe Adele Gates
Her Identity Is Often Mistaken
Though she is a public figure, her upbringing has been somewhat guarded. All in all, that has led to a severe mix-up when it comes to her actual appearance. Jennifer, her older sister, is a bit more visible in the social sphere. As such, her pictures are often used to represent both sisters. Taking it a step further, a number of websites peddle pictures of American actress and model Rachael Leigh Cook as Jennifer’s. Often, they even use Rachael’s picture to represent both Jennifer and Phoebe.
She Is Incredibly Interested in Ballet
Though she is quite young, she is already quite a talented and accomplished ballet dancer. To that effect, she attends art classes at The School of American Ballet at the famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex in New York City. Additionally, she is enrolled in The Julliard School at the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York. In addition to dancing, Phoebe Adele Gates is also getting training in theater music and writing. Some of the esteemed alumni of the school include Jessica Chastain and Robin Williams.
She Does Chores To Earn Her Allowance
Some would expect that her billionaire father would just hand her money, that’s not the case. As it has already been established, he tries his best not to shield all his kids from the actual workings of life. So, anytime Phoebe Adele Gates is in need of pocket money, she has to earn it. She does this by doing chores around the house and her parents give her pocket money in return. In all, the fact that she was born into a wealthy home does not mean that she does not know the value of a dollar.
Phoebe Does Not Have Any Social Media Accounts
In this day and age where some people are more present online than they are in the real world, Phoebe Adele Gates has decided to be one of the few exceptions to the norm. She does not have any social media accounts at the moment. Nevertheless, without a social media account, she still manages to have an online presence.
She Is Inheriting a Tiny Fraction of Her Parent’s Fortune
Having billionaire parents does have its perks, in Bill Gates’ household, good work ethics is one of those perks. Phoebe is set to inherit a tiny fraction of her parents’ fortune. It is already public knowledge that she will be receiving only $10 million, just like her other siblings. Apparently, her parents want to raise hardworking and proactive individuals.