The reason Bill Gates’ children will only inherit a small part of his fortune


The founder of Microsoft and one of the richest men in the world turns 65 today

If you can merge the word success and genius, the name of Bill Gates is the perfect definition.

The creator of Microsoftone of the richest and most powerful men in the world, celebrates 65 years dedicated to philanthropy and running his foundation together with his wife Melinda.

Precisely, as a result of his marriage to her, he procreated his children Rory John, Phoebe Adele, and Jennifer Katharine.

Married for 25 years, the idea that when the businessman died, his family would inherit his entire fortune, has been discarded. At least half of the money Gates leaves behind will go to his foundation.

The same founder of Microsoft declared that he will give only 10 million dollars to his offspring because he does not want them to be lazy and live only on his money.

” We want to strike a balance where they have the freedom to do anything, but don’t get spilled a lot of money so they can go out and do nothing,” Gates explained during a TED talk.


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Life is so much better knowing you have my back, @melindafrenchgates. Happy birthday to my better half at home and at work.

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Currently, Bill, Melinda, and their children live on a farm called Xanadu 2.0, which has a value of 124 million dollars, trying to give their children the most humble education and lifestyle possible.

On his children, in the first instance is Jennifer, who was born in 1996 and is a graduate of Stanford University. He is currently enrolled in New York Medical School.

She likes to do equestrian sports and, in January of this year, she got engaged to her boyfriend Nayel Nassar.

The one in the middle is Rory, 21. He is currently studying at the University of Chicago and is the most reserved of the three.

Lastly, there is Phoebe. The youngest of the family studies at Lakeside School and like Rory, her public life is in privacy.


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It seems that, despite how famous and powerful he may be, Bill Gates wants his family to grow up with values ​​and respect for making a living.