An intimate, but in style, wedding for his eldest daughter on the grounds of the family farm in exclusive Wetchester County (New York), the eighth with the highest income in the United States, has been the scene of Bill’s reunion and Melinda Gates after divorcing in August. The one who was a couple for 27 years, the richest rooms in the world with an estimated fortune of 11,000 million euros, announced their separation last May and, since then, they had not been seen together again.
Bill and Melinda have three children, all of whom are of legal age. Jennifer, 25 years old (Amazon and medical student); Rory, 22; and Phoebe, 19. Jennifer’s bond with Egyptian horseman Nayel Nassar has led to the reunion of the ex-partner, who has been reunited since Thursday on the farm that the Gates couple bought for their daughter a few years ago. A dinner was organized on Friday in the stables of the grounds, which occupy an area of 57,000 square meters in North Salem and on Saturday the ceremony, which, according to the magazine has revealed People, had “strict security measures due to its list of famous guests.”
For the event, estimated at around two million euros, glass pavilions have been built over the last two weeks to seat the guests. At the wedding, as revealed The New York Post, Coldplay offered a concert to hundreds of attendees, including Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of fellow millionaire Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York who, like the first-born of the Gates, is also an Amazon and equestrian.
Although they arrived separately – Melinda, 57, was seen shopping in New York the previous days with her daughter Jennifer and Bill, 65, arrived by helicopter accompanied by family and friends – the ex-partner accompanied her daughter Jennifer in her way to the altar, where she arrived dressed by Vera Wang.
With almost half a million followers on his Instagram account –Where he shares the life of jet set who enjoys and her many travels when she is not studying or riding a horse – the Gates heiress graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in human biology and maintains a much more public profile than her parents. After taking a year off to focus on his equestrian career, he enrolled in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. To support his passion for horseback riding, his billionaire philanthropic parents spent more than 10 million euros on a number of properties in one of the nerve centers of horsemanship in the United States, in Wellington, Florida. There, in addition to a house of more than 600 square meters, they built 20 stables and a sand area to train with the horses.
Engaged since 2020, Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar have been in a relationship since 2017. In addition to fortune, the Egyptian shares with her his love of horses. Nassar, who grew up in Kuwait, moved to California to study Business and Economics also at Stanford University, where they met. The young man is a professional rider who has been awarded the first prize in the Western Sub-League of the Longines FEI World Cup, among other competitions, and combines horse riding with his own training and equestrian sales business that he has in San Diego.
Following the announcement of her parents’ divorce, Jennifer Gates made a statement from her personal account: “This has been a great challenge for our entire family. Personally, I will not comment further on anything related to the separation, but I want you to know that your kind words and support mean a lot to me. Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy as we navigate the next phases of our lives, ”he wrote.