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Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates at the World Economic Forum in 2009
Personal information
Birth nameMelinda Ann French
Birth dateAugust 15, 1964(age 51)
Place of birthDallas, Texas, U.S.
ResidenceMedina, Washington, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materDuke University (B.S. & M.B.A.)
OccupationCo-Chair, operator of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, philanthropist, and formerly unit manager
SpouseBill Gates (m. 1994)
ChildrenJennifer Katharine Gates - (b. 1996)
Rory John Gates - (b. 1999)
Phoebe Adele Gates - (b. 2002)

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Melinda Ann French (born August 15, 1964), later known as Melinda French Gates, is an American philanthropist and wife of Bill Gates. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former unit manager for several Microsoft products such as Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia.

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