Nayel Nassar Engaged To Jennifer Gates! His Bio & Family Details

By Staff Writer | Published On: 30 Jan, 2020
Nayel Nassar Engaged To Jennifer Gates! His Bio & Family Details

Nayel Nassar is a professional Egyptian-American showjumper and equestrian. He currently rides for his native country Egypt and the Paris Panthers team in the Global Champions League.

He has also been awarded several times for his achievements—he recently bagged the title of 2019’s LGCT Hamburg Silver Medallist with Lucifer Gates.

Nayel Nassar Engaged To Jennifer Gates

Nayel Nassar is officially engaged, now, with Jennifer Katharine Gates—the daughter of billionaire businessman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates.

The equestrian announced his engagement to Jennifer (an American show jumper by profession) on Wednesday, 29 January 2020, via Instagram, sharing a photo of her reaction after he proposed to her during their snowy ski trip.

Nayel Nassar posts his engagement photo with Jennifer Katharine Gates on 29 January 2020 (Photo: Nayel Nassar's Instagram)

While sharing his happiness of getting engaged, Nayel wrote, 

“SHE SAID YES!! I’m feeling like the luckiest (and happiest) man in the world right about now…”

Additionally, he also said that he wants to keep growing together with her in the journey of life, and thanked Jennifer for making his every single day like a dream.

Dating Details

Nayel Nassar and his fiancèe Jennifer Katharine Gates, Bill Gates’ daughter, first met when they were studying together at Stanford University. Slowly and gradually, they became close to one another—on 14th February 2017, Nayel convincing her to be his Valentine, and she agreed.

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Since then, they have been flaunting their love publically at different places as well as in social media. Just a week before their engagement, on 21st January 2020, Jennifer had wished Nayel with a heartwarming birthday post. She wished him birthday, saying that she cannot begin to put into words how extraordinary he is for her. She defined him as the most compassionate, intelligent, hilarious, supportive, warm, and humble human being.

Bio: Age, Family

Nayel Nassar was born on the 21st of January 1991 in Chicago, Illinois, United States, to Egyptian parents. His parents raised him in Kuwait. Professionally, his parents run an architecture and interior design firm in Kuwait. He also has an elder brother in his family. 

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Adding to that, Nayel holds an Egyptian nationality—his native country—even though he was born in the USA. Currently, he resides in the United States.


Nayel Nassar studied Economics and Management at Stanford University in the United States from 2009 to 2013. 


  • 2019 LGCT Hamburg Silver Medalist with Lucifer
  • 1st place on Lordan - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas
  • 1st place on Lordan - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Del Mar
  • 1st place on Lucifer - Las Vegas National Horse Show Winning Round CSI 3*
  • 1st place on Lucifer V -  New York Masters CSI5* Grand Prix
  • 1st place on Lucifer V - Rabat CSIO4* Designated Olympic Qualifier
  • 2nd place on Lucifer - Longines Global Champions Tour Valkenswaard CSI 5*
  • 7th place on Lordan - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Langley