CAIRO – 9 July 2017: Although their Instagram suggests they have been dating for months, an article published in the French Le Parisien early July finally confirmed the relationship between Egyptian horse rider and world cup qualifier, Nayel Nassar (26), and Jennifer Gates (21), daughter of Bill Gates, the richest man in the world.
Nayel Nassar- photo courtesy of his Facebook page Covering Gates’ participation in the 2017 season of the Global Champions League in Paris, Le Parisien shed light on Nassar, who “took the heart” of the richest horse rider in the world. The two riders are members of the same team: “Paris Panthers”.
So who is this “million dollar rider” dating Gates’ daughter?
Nayel Nassar – Photo courtesy of Nassar’s official website
Nassar, who has been called a “breakout star” and a “stealthy tour-de-force”, following a memorable victory in the $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Wellington in February, has had a rising successful career as a show jumper.
Nassar has been considered quite remarkable in the field, acquiring a nickname of “Million Dollar Rider” in 2014.
Nassar started riding at age five. In 2012, he won the Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series at the Winter Equestrian Festival. The same year, Nassar qualified for the London Olympics as a reserve rider for Egypt. In 2013, he won the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties in New York aboard Lordan. A motivated horse rider, Nassar also qualified for the FEI World Cup™ Finals in 2013 and 2014, and the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2014.
Nayel Nassar- photo courtesy of his Facebook page
Originally from Egypt, his parents’ homeland that he still represents in international championships, Nassar was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Kuwait.
He is fluent in Arabic, English, French and German, and he studied economics and management at Stanford University in California.
Bill Gates With His Wife and Daughter and Her Boyfriend at The Monte-Carlo Jumping International: