Rory John Gates-Bill Gates’ son, is worth more than $20 million

Rory John Gates is not an ordinary kid. He is the only son of the richest man in the world Bill Gates. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Ann Gates got married in 1994. They have three kids in total. The first one was born on 26th April 1996. She was named Jennifer Katharine Gates. The second one was Rory John Gates who was born on May 23, 1999, and is 18 years old now. And the last one is Phoebe Adele Gates who was born on 13th September 2002. Together these 5 make a happy and rich Gates family.

The boy Rory John Gates was born in 1999 in Seatle, Washington. Just like other siblings, Rory was brought up by his parents in a very simple style. The couple doesn’t want their kids to be spoiled and want them to be independent of the wealth of the family. His father, Bill Gates, has announced that the kids are taken care well. Each of them will be left with $10 million only.

Bill and Melinda didn’t want to spoil their kids. Their kids were not allowed to have a mobile phone until they were 13. Same happened with his elder sister Jennifer. Other children in his school had cell phones since they were young. It’s natural that he asked his father a number of times to buy him a mobile phone of his own. But Bill was loyal to his rules. Finally, in 2012, when Rory turned 13, he officially got a cell phone of his own. Although he might have used his friends’ cell phone, never had a one of his own until 2012.

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Rory is a rich kid with blonde hairs and pretty fair complexion. There is no doubt that he is girl’s magnet, not only because of his net worth but because of his looks as well. In fact, all of the three siblings are cute and adorable. Since Rory is not very much socially active and doesn’t make frequent appearance on media, there are very few pictures of him available on the internet. This is one of the reasons that his exact height is unknown. Some of his pictures from a few years back gave an idea that his current height is approximately somewhere near 5 feet. Bill himself is 5 feet 9.5 inches. And his wife Melinda is 5 feet and 6 inches tall. Calculating biologically, it is expected that in the near future, Rory John Gates could attain a height somewhere near 6 feet.

rory john gates appearance

Rory and his elder sister Jennifer are interested in horse riding. Both of them have this common hobby. However, the two siblings participated in an event in Florida named Winter Equestrian Festival. There were 2,800 riders from 49 states. Moreover, his younger sister Phoebe Adele Gates doesn’t seem to admire horse riding as these two.


A kid with super rich father without girls falling for him is a myth. But considering the strictness of his parents, we could assume that he might be single and would be waiting for the appropriate to fall in love. Or maybe he would have been dating someone without his parents knowing.

Rory John Gates also writes poetry. He once wrote a poetry for his father and mentioned the space stuff like a black hole, light, and stars. He, therefore, seems to be interested in space and science.

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Rory has received a family heritage which is a combination of Irish, German and English. He was born in the United States of America and hence is an American national. Moreover, he has a white ethnicity. His father, Bill Gates, founded Microsoft in 1995. He is the chief software architect, CEO, and chairman of the company. Bill had the highest number of shares as an individual in Microsoft until 2014. Apart from being a businessman, he is a writer and philanthropist. Mrs. Bill Gates is also a philanthropist and a business woman. She was the project manager at the Microsoft and this is the point where her love affair with her husband started. She was the project manager for the projects like Encarta, Expedia, and Microsoft Bob. Moreover, she has co-founded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

rory john gates family

Mr. and Mrs. Bill are not the only ones to be working. The Gates family has a bit of history too. Willian H. Gates Sr., the grand father of Rory John Gates, was a lawyer and his wife used to serve the board of directors of a multi-national bank. The maternal father of Bill Gates was a national bank president. His ancestry also includes Joseph French Jr, an aerospace engineer and a homemaker, Elaine Agnes Amerland. Rory has two aunts. The elder one is a tax accountant at the Microsoft company. The other one doesn’t work and is settled with her family in Seattle.


Bill Gates has announced that each of his son and daughters will receive $10 million from his wealth. He wants them to be self-dependent. Bill will donate the remaining amount for the good cause. Currently, Rory John Gates net worth is $20 million. He has such a sense of humanity that he donates 1/3 of his pocket money to charity.Check out Sodapoppin net worth (here).

rory john gates house

Gates family live in a mansion in Washington named ‘Xanadu 2.0‘. The house is simply crazy and is a dream to live in. The construction started in 1988 and cost $500 million. The family shifted to the mansion in 2005. Here are some of the features of the house:

  1. The land cost $2 million.
  2. In 2017, the mansion is worth at least $123.54 million.
  3. 300 workers worked on the site for the construction out of which, 100 were electricians.
  4. Guests are handed over a key upon their arrival. It sets the temperature and lighting as per the guest’s need. As the guest move from a room to another, the key automatically adjusts it.
  5. There is a hidden speaker system. It would follow you from room to room.
  6. Anyone can change the artwork on the wall as per their wish. There are computer screens worth $80,000 with the storage devices worth $150,000.
  7. A hall of size 2,300 square foot to accommodate 150-200 guests at a time for a party.
  8. There are 24 bathrooms.
  9. The house has a full home-theater with comfortable and luxury seating to accommodate 20 people at a time.
  10. The swimming pool has an underground music system.
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