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Bill Gates comments on his daughter’s engagement to Egyptian athlete



Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently congratulated his daughter Jennifer on her engagement to Egyptian showjumper Nayel Nassar, in a comment on an instagram photo posted by his daughter featuring the proposal moment.

“I am completely thrilled. Congratulations Nayel Nassar and Jennifer Gates,” Gates commented.

Jennifer Gates, 23, got engaged to Nassar in a surprise proposal organized by her fiancé on a skiing holiday, according to an announcement made by the couple on their official Instagram accounts on Wednesday, January 29.

With sweet words, the 29-year-old Egyptian showjumper shared photos for the proposal, expressing his love for Jennifer as well as his excitement to start his life journey with her.

“Here’s to a forever,” he commented.

Having been raised by his family in Kuwait, Nassar, who ranked number 35 globally in the sport, is set to represent Egypt in showjumping at Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics.

Jennifer, a Stanford medical graduate who is also passionate about equestrian sports, shared her happiness on Instagram, showing off her new diamond ring from Nassar, who she has been dating over two years now.

“I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over,” Jennifer wrote, addressing Nassar.

Named the richest person in the world in 2017, Bill Gates, who founded Microsoft with the late Paul Allen in 1975, is also known for his philanthropic work.

He established the world’s largest private charitable organization alongside his wife Melinda, according to Forbes, and has donated $35.8 billion worth of stocks from Microsoft.

Image: In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)