• Rory John Gates is the son of Bill and Melinda Gates, former Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation and a philanthropist, respectively.
• He is estimated to be worth over $20 million, but his wealth is expected to increase in the future.
• He is a graduate of Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business, and is currently helping his parents run their charity.
• His father is the world's second wealthiest person, with over $120 billion net worth.
• He and Melinda Gates are co-founders of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which holds $46.8 billion in assets and focuses on healthcare and poverty reduction.

Who is Rory John Gates?State

Rory John Gates was born in Seattle, Washington State USA, on 23 May 1999 under the sign of Gemini. He is a 21-year-old celebrity child, probably best recognized for being the only son of Bill Gates, a billionaire, business magnate, and former Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest personal computer software company, Microsoft Corporation, and his wife, Melinda Gates, known for being a former general manager at Microsoft, and a philanthropist.

How rich is he, as of now? Rory John Gates Net Worth

Although his father is currently No. 2 on the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest persons, with net worth of over $120 billion, Rory John Gates isn’t yet a billionaire. As of late 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $20 million.

His net worth will certainly increase in the future, since his father has a plan to leave $10 million for each child, while 95% of his wealth would be donated to charity.

Family, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion

Rory John Gates was raised the middle of three children born to Bill and Melinda Gates. He has an elder sister named Jennifer Katharine, born on 26 April 1996, and a younger sister named Phoebe Adele who came into this world on 14 September 2002. Their parents met at a trade fair held in New York City in the mid-1980s, and started dating in 1987, while they eventually walked down the aisle in 1994, in a private wedding ceremony which took place in Lanai, Hawaii. Rory is American by nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. HRory is of English, Irish and German ancestry, and is a Christian.

Diamond-Shaped Poem

When he was only ten years old, Rory hit the headlines not because he hails from one of the world’s wealthiest families, but because he combined poetry and science to write a seven-line diamond-shaped poem, entitled “What’s Known as a Diamante”. His proud father couldn’t remain indifferent, so he published it on his blog in April 2010.

Educational Background

Rory went to the most prestigious Lakeside School – a private preparatory school located in Seattle. As soon as he matriculated, Rory furthered his education at Duke University, from which he obtained a degree in Computer Software Engineering and Economics. Shortly afterwards, Rory enrolled in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, from which he graduated with an MBA degree.

Career and Charity Work

Rory’s career is yet to come, but the expectation is that he will at least partly take over Microsoft Corporation in the coming years.

The Gates family

For now, he is still focused on his education, but also frequently helps his parents with running their charity organization, and appears at various charitable events. He also donates a third of his pocket money to charity.

Personal Life and Residence

Rory John Gates is very secretive about his personal life, just like the rest of his family, and tends to keep it far away from the eye of the public – he isn’t active on any social media sites. The interesting fact is that Rory and his sisters weren’t allowed to use a mobile phone until the age of 13, since their parents believed it was better for them to be focused on education rather than the internet. Rory still resides with his family in their earth-sheltered mansion, located in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington State.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Rory is apparently a handsome young man, with blonde hair and light brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), his weight is around 160lbs (73kgs), his shoe size is 8.5 (US), but other vital statistics are unknown.

Who is His Father? Bill Gates Short Wiki/Bio

William Henry ‘Bill’ Gates III, was born in Seattle, on 28 October 1955 under the sign of Scorpio. He was raised by his father, William Henry Gates II, a renowned attorney, and his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates, known for serving on the United Way of America’s Board of Directors. Bill has two sisters, Kristianne and Libby.

Educational Background

Bill Gates enrolled at Lakeside School at the age of 13. After a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and computer time on a General Electric (GE) computer were bought by the school, Bill developed his interest in computer science, immediately learned BASIC and wrote his first software program.

After finishing high school in 1973, he continued his education at Harvard, but two years later he quit and never obtained a degree, as his interest and direction diverged from academia.

Microsoft Corporation

On 4 April 1975, Bill Gates and his friend Paul Allen founded Microsoft Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but their first version of Microsoft Windows was only launched almost a decade later. Over the years, Microsoft has become one of the largest companies in the world. Bill served as its CEO until 2000, while he remained in the position of Chairman until 2014, when he became a Chief Software Architect, and is currently serving as a technology adviser to CEO Satya Nadella. Recently, his company was valued at over $1 trillion, becoming the third company in the United States to reach that value, after Apple and Amazon.

Other Business Ventures

Apart from owning Microsoft, Bill Gates is also known for owning other companies, such as Cascade Investments, LLC which is a private holding and investment company. Furthermore, he owns stakes in a number of other businesses, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He has also founded such companies as Branded Entertainment Network, TerraPower, and Corbis. And is also the largest single shareholder of Canadian National Railways. Most recently, he joined the Bloomberg New Economy Forum’s Advisory Board.


In 2000, Bill and Melinda Gates established their own charity, “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” – it now holds $46.8 billion in assets, which makes it the world’s largest private foundation. Their main goals include increasing healthcare and decreasing extreme poverty globally. Since they believe that the most important thing is education, Bill and Melinda also launched the Gates Cambridge Scholarships at Cambridge University in the UK.

Besides that, he and his friend Warren Buffett created a campaign called ‘The Giving Pledge’, to encourage other extremely wealthy people to donate a majority of their wealth to philanthropic efforts.

Who is His Mother? Melinda Gates Short Wiki/Bio

His mother, Melinda Ann Gates (née French), was born in Dallas, Texas USA, on 15 August 1964 under the sign of Leo. Her father, Raymond Joseph French, Jr. was an aerospace engineer, while her mother, Elaine Agnes Amerland, was a homemaker. She has three siblings – two brothers and a sister.

Educational Background

Melinda attended St. Monica Catholic School, and then went to Ursuline Academy of Dallas. After she matriculated in 1982, she furthered her education at Duke University, from which she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics in 1986. She then enrolled in Fuqua School of Business, from which she graduated with her MBA degree in 1987.

Professional Career

Melinda started her professional career right after her graduation, when she was hired in the position of a marketing manager by Microsoft Corporation, and in the early 1990s, Melinda was promoted to work as a General Manager of Information Products. She served in that position until 1996, when she opted to leave it to raise her children.

Although she left Microsoft, Melinda remained active in other fields. Between 1996 and 2003, she served on Duke University’s Board of Trustees, and in 2004, she became an active member of The Washington Post’s Board of Directors. Moreover, she has been active in running the family’s charity since it was launched in 2000.

Most recently, Melinda published a book entitled “The Moment Of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes The World” (2019).


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