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Raymond Joseph French, Jr.


Facts of Raymond Joseph French Jr

Full NameRaymond Joseph French Jr
First NameRaymond
Middle NameJoseph
Last NameFrench Jr
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseElaine Agnes Amerland
No Of Children4

Raymond Joseph French, Jr. is the father of Melinda Gates

Melinda, full name Melinda French Gates serves as a philanthropist and was a former general manager at one of the renowned companies, Microsoft.

Raymond's child Melinda praised him on Father's day

Raymond Joseph French, Jr. with his wife and daughter Melinda Gates.
Raymond Joseph French, Jr. with his wife and daughter Melinda Gates. Source: Instagram

Melinda, Raymond's child, had praised him on the auspicious occasion of Father's day. 

The lady described her dad as one of the most important people in her life. 

His daughter also explained how her dad was the first person to attend college from the family. 

It was never easy for him. 

She further added, Raymond managed the fee with the income he earned from newspaper route earnings and a jar of peanut butter. 

After all his dedication and efforts, he had established a great career as an aerospace engineer. 

Lastly, Melinda spoke out, stating she always wanted an exciting career like her father.

His daughter married one of the wealthiest men on the planet

Raymond Joseph French, Jr. daughter Melinda Gates with her ex husband Bill Gates.
Raymond Joseph French, Jr. daughter Melinda Gates with her ex husband Bill Gates. Source: Instagram

Well, Raymond's daughter Melinda married one of the billionaires on the planet named Bill Gates

It is also stated that before Mr. Gates, the lady had an abusive affair. 

She didn't mention it verbally but had stated a bit in her book. 

Melinda and Bill met at a trade fair in NY. They have had a relationship of a boss and an employee. 

Later in 1987, they fell in love and began dating each other. 

After being in a relationship for seven years, the pair decided to tie the knot in 1994.

It cannot be denied that even though she was paired with the wealthiest man, she had achieved a lot in her career. 

However, she was then engaged in raising their kids. 

Nevertheless, she came back with the role of an author who published a book named The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.

The funniest incident happened in Raymond's daughter event

His daughter's event was hosted privately in Lanai, Hawaii. Moreover, their special day took place in New Year. 

It is interesting how the main highlight of their wedding ceremony wasn't their dress or something else. 

But it was during the moment of cutting the cake. 

Elaborating it, Bill thought that he must cut it equally so that everyone got a piece of it. 

After which, the genius starts calculating how the cake slices should be cut. 

On the other hand, Melinda couldn't stop laughing after discovering what was happening with Mr. Gates.

Had Raymond's wife died of breast cancer?

Raymond's wife had been a patient of breast cancer. She is no more in this world. 

But her daughter Melinda still remembers the advice given by her late mother in the letter. 

Elaine Agnes Amerland (mother) passed on her words in the letter mentioning, "From those to whom much is given, much is expected." 

It cannot be denied that Melinda had followed those words. His spouse had regretted not attending college. 

That's why she made sure that her kids should get all sorts of higher studies.

Melinda Gates split up after 27 years of togetherness

Raymond Joseph French, Jr. daughter Melinda Gates with her ex husband Bill Gates on Red Nose day.
Raymond Joseph French, Jr. daughter Melinda Gates with her ex husband Bill Gates on Red Nose day. Source: Instagram

Melinda Gates and Bill Gates split up after being together for more than two decades. 

Together the former couple is a parent of three kids. The lady described that they had tried to work on their relationship but couldn't succeed. 

Moreover, she also clearly mentioned that they will be working together on the foundation despite their separation. 

But as a couple, they don't see each other growing together.

Net worth

Raymond was an aerospace engineer, but we couldn't trace the exact income. Instead, we would like to mention Melinda's net worth, which is 2.3 billion USD.

Net worth2.3 Billion USD
Income sourceAmerican philanthropist


  1. His daughter is 56 years old.

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Updated On Fri Feb 18 2022 Published On Wed May 19 2021 By shaumya

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