Congratulations go to Jennifer Gates and her new husband, the Egyptian equestrian, Nayel Nassar. Here's all you need to know about him!
Jennifer Gates is officially off the market! The eldest daughter of a billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates told her 'I'm doing this with my new husband Nayel Nassar , a professional rider, on October 16.
The two tied the knot in the Gates family's sprawling estate in Westchester County, New York, in front of 300 people. It comes four years after the couple were first linked, both having attended Stanford University and sharing a passion for horses and riding. Read on to learn all about Nayel.
1. He officially married Jennifer.
Nayel and Jennifer are now husband and wife! The couple exchanged vows at their farm, which was given to them by their parents after graduating from college. Talk about an extravagant gift! The venue, which includes 124 acres of land, has been landscaped with pavilions with floor-to-ceiling windows. Jennifer stunned in a custom Vera Wang dress, as she was flanked by her bridesmaids who wore teal dresses, and both of her parents accompanied her down the aisle. It was reported that 300 guests attended the Muslim ceremony by the Daily Mail , and Cold Play served as entertainment.
2. Nayel participated in the Tokyo Olympics
Nayel, whose parents are Egyptian, has been participating in equestrian competitions for several years. According to his bio, he started at the age of 10 and qualified for the FEI World Cup Finals in 2013, 2014 and 2017, as well as the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2014.
Most recently, he competed in the Tokyo Olympics, marking the first time in 61 years that the Egyptian equestrian team had qualified for the Olympics. Her mother-in-law Melinda took to Instagram, writing, “I still love watching the Olympics. The #TokyoOlympics are especially special because I can cheer on my future son-in-law, @nayelnassar! We are so proud of you, Nayel (and Igor)! Meanwhile, Bill added, “I support a lot of athletes in Tokyo right now, but none more than my future son-in-law, @nayelnassar. Good luck, Nayel!
3. He also has well-to-do parents.
Nayel had an education similar to that of his current wife. He was born in Chicago to millionaire parents but raised in Kuwait. In 2017, he returned to the country with Jennifer for a pre-vacation visit. “Memorable moments in Kuwait last week with family and old friends.
I have to take Jenn home and give her a glimpse of my childhood, ”he wrote on Instagram. “It meant the world to me. Needless to say, she was loved by everyone, including Jerry.
4. He graduated from Stanford University.
Nayel and Jennifer both graduated from Stanford University in Northern California. He graduated in economics in 2013, while his wife graduated in human biology in 2018. "Lucky for me, she's beautiful and has a Stanford degree!" ?? Congratulations my love for all that you have accomplished over the past 4 years. I look forward to continuing this wonderful journey with you # stanfordgrad2018 #beenthere # classof2013 #imgettingold, ”he wrote.
5. He speaks several languages.
If his list of accomplishments wasn't impressive enough, he also speaks Arabic, French and English.
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