When Gates is mentioned as a family name in America, one man comes to mind; the famous Bill Gates of Microsoft. As popular as he is, not many details are known about his family members. But here you will learn about a young Gates, known as Rory John Gates.
Who is Rory John Gates?
Rory John Gates is the only son and second child of American billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates. He has two other siblings who are both girls. The older ones are Jennifer Katharine (3 years older) and Phoebe Adele Gates (3 years younger).
Bio of Rory John Gates
Rory was born on May 23, 1999, in Seattle, Washington, in the United States as a middle child and the only son of his parents. He attended Lakeside School, Seattle’s most elite and fateful private school, as one would expect. He attended Duke University, where he studied and graduated with a degree in computer science and economics. He received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business.
Contrary to what many people might think, Rory John Gates is not a spoiled child, despite his father’s vast wealth. In fact, his parents raised him and his siblings with strict disciplinary measures and made them realize that they all have to work hard to become as rich in life as he is. From that point of view, Rory is known for working hard academically at the moment, and perhaps in a few years we will see some of his inventions, as some have seen, and we have read about his father in his own time. It is not yet known whether he has joined Microsoft or not. But whatever it is he wants to do with his life, you can expect us to keep an eye on him as much as possible and report back if necessary.
Rory John Gates comes from a family with a track record of men and women who have made a positive impact on the lives of others, made meaningful contributions to the progress of society, and were among the best par excellence of their time in their chosen fields of activity.
His roots can be traced back to his grandfather William H. Gates Sr., who was a renowned lawyer, while his grandmother Mary Maxwell Gates was formerly a member of the board of directors of First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Looking back somewhat, his maternal father’s grandfather was JW Maxwell, who was then President of the National Bank, and he was the grandson of Raymond Joseph French Jr., a former aerospace engineer, and Elaine Agnes Amerland, a housewife.
His immediate parents, as you already know, are Bill and Melinda Gates. His father was chairman and chief architect of Microsoft until 2014 and the largest shareholder of the technology company Microsoft. He currently holds the position of founder and technology advisor in the company, where he still has great influence. His wife, Rory’s mother, is an astute businesswoman and philanthropist. She co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was previously employed by Microsoft, where she worked as a project manager for Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.
His Net worth
The billionaire’s son has net assets estimated at $20 million. It is reported that he donates 1/3 of his allowance to charity. Now, it’s not known that he runs his own business, so we can assume that most of the money comes from his father.
Other Facts You Need to Know About Him
Surely being the son of the former richest man in the world means that his life could be very much different from what it is for most people out there.
Even if you consider that his parents are such that they do not believe in spoiling a child for the sole reason of having the money to do so, it is all the more interesting to ask for some facts about Rory John Gates:
- Rory Gates has English, Irish and German heritage.
- At age 10, he wrote a poem that caught the attention of people about him.
- Rory and his elder sister never used mobile phones until they turned 13 respectively.
- He has a height of 5 feet 5 inches with a body mass of 53kg.
- He is not known to be officially operating any social media account that is verified and goes by his signature name ‘Rory Gates’.
- He is not thought of as having a girlfriend.
- Rory is not expected to get the billions of his father’s money as it is said to have been willing to charity.