Nael Nassar and Jennifer Gates
Last Saturday, the 25-year-old daughter of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose fortune is estimated at $ 129.6 billion, and his ex-wife Melinda Gates, Jennifer, married her 30-year-old lover Nael Nassar. The couple's wedding was magnificent – about two million dollars were spent on the celebration.
Last Friday, the lovers got married according to Muslim traditions (Nael Nassar is an Egyptian by birth), surrounded by family and friends, and the next day they staged a grand celebration at the Gates family estate in New York State.
For the wedding, Jennifer made two bespoke dresses, both designed by Vera Wang. As the bride admitted, the designer and her team were able to make her dreams come true.
The newlyweds admitted that planning their wedding took a lot of effort, since Jennifer was busy studying at the School of Medicine Mount Sinai, and her lover was preparing for the Olympics (Nassar is a professional rider).
A prerequisite for the guests (there were about 300 people invited) was vaccination against coronavirus. The couple wanted to make sure the holiday was safe for everyone.
That is why we made the decision that all guests should be vaccinated and test negative for coronavirus before the wedding.
– she said in an interview with Vogue.
The bride was taken to the altar by her parents. Bill and Melinda Gates, who divorced in August after 27 years of marriage, first appeared in public together after their breakup. They maintained a normal relationship and reunited for their daughter's wedding.
Jennifer Gates and Nael Nassar met at the prestigious Peninsula Equestrian Circuit and quickly became friends. Graduates of Stanford University, they have both competed in horse riding competitions internationally. In 2019, Jennifer entered medical school and focused on her studies. Their friendship eventually grew into something more, and in 2020 they got engaged.
Jennifer's new husband is a very wealthy man. His parents are millionaires. They own an architecture and design company. However, Nael himself has long managed to earn his first million – eight years ago he received prize money in the amount of a million dollars in horse riding competitions.