Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer reveals how her parents inspired her to become a doctor

Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer reveals how her parents inspired her to become a doctor

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Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer Gates opened up about what it was like growing up as the billionaire’s child and how it inspired her to become a doctor.

“They always had my back. When I was younger, they told me to pursue whatever it was I was interested in whether it was math or science or reading or writing,” Jennifer, 24, told Sidelines Magazine in their July issue.

The competitive equestrian added: “I always felt like I had a good foundation with them believing in me and being willing to support me in any of my pursuits.”

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Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar during Madrid-Longines Champions

Jennifer Gates and Nayel Nassar during Madrid-Longines Champions

Jennifer was born in 1995, the same year her father, Bill, 64, became the richest person in the world.

“I was born into a huge situation of privilege,” the medical student admitted.

She continued: “And I think it’s about using those opportunities and learning from them to find things that I’m passionate about and hopefully make the world a little bit of a better place.”

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The 24-year-old revealed that her parents Bill and Melinda often discussed topics about the less fortunate around her and her siblings as a way to make them understand the world’s struggles.

“As a young kid, they always talked to me like I was an adult and weren’t willing to shy around difficult conversations,” she said. “I grew up hearing about children’s mortality at the dinner table, about polio, about the HIV/AIDs epidemic.”

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Jennifer, who is pursuing a medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, said her mother once walked in on her diagnosing one of her dolls with HIV/AIDS and assuring the doll she would help her with care.

“My mom thought at that point maybe they were talking a bit too much about global health at the dinner table,” the Microsoft heiress said.

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Jennifer is currently in her second year of medical school and wants to be a pediatrician or a family doctor.