Bill Gates’s daughter is having a romantic relationship with Sir Paul McCartney’s grandson via Daily Mail.
Phoebe Gates whose Microsoft founder father has a fortune of £88billion, is going out with Arthur Donald, the elder son of photographer Mary McCartney and her first husband, TV producer Alistair Donald. By comparison, Macca is worth a measly £950million. Phoebe has shared this photograph online of her with Arthur, a New York-based climate investor, taken on a balcony in Paris.
It seems that the the two families already enjoy close connections with one another as Arthur’s aunt, the fashion designer Stella McCartney is good friends with Phoebe’s mother, Melissa Gates. ‘Even when I was little, she would send me stuff and little notes and I’d be so excited,’ Phoebe says of Stella. ‘We are really deeply connected.
Prior to dating the grandson of The Beatles singer – Phoebe was in a relationship with fellow Stanford student Robert Ross. Phoebe shared pictures of her cozying up with her then-boyfriend on Instagram and trolls were quick to leave racist comments about her interracial relationship with Robert Ross, who is black.
She responded to the backlash during an interview with The Information, and she said she was ‘done’ with people making fun of her relationship. Despite the innocent nature of the photos of Phoebe and her then-boyfriend, Twitter was quick to react to the notion that Phoebe might be dating a black man, with many choosing to make crude jokes suggesting that her rumored beau was simply using her for her father’s money.
One wrote: ‘Her net worth projected $130 Billion. I don’t think he is her equal or they are doing 50/50. Just my guess [though].’
Another chimed in: ‘Phoebe Gates has a black boyfriend, young brotha do not pull out … BE GREAT.’
‘When Phoebe Gates’ boyfriend get added to the joint checking account,’ one person added, while sharing a video of a black man doing a celebratory dance.