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Tuesday June 18, 2024

This player is five times richer than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi combined

Jessica Pegula is set to inherit her father’s wealth, making her one of the richest sportspeople in the world

By Web Desk
May 28, 2024
Tennis star Jessica Pegula is the heiress to a £5bn fortune. — AFP/File
Tennis star Jessica Pegula is the heiress to a £5bn fortune. — AFP/File 

The world's richest tennis player, Jessica Pegula, is set to inherit her father’s wealth, making her one of the richest sportsperson in the world.

Pegula's father, Terry, is one of America’s wealthiest businessmen. 

After the 30-year-old inherits the wealth, it will make her five times wealthier than the Al Nassr and Inter Miami players combined, Mirror reported.

Her parents, who formerly owned Buffalo-based sports clubs including the Beauts and the Bandits, are the owners of a sports empire that includes the NFL's Buffalo Bills and the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Terry's oil and gas operations, however, account for a vast portion of their enormous income.

According to Forbes, as of May 2024, their net worth stands at an incredible £5.32 billion. Furthermore, their enormous wealth has allowed them to afford luxuries like a gated villa in Florida worth £2.5 million and a £14 million superyacht called "Top Five II."

Pegula’s personal net worth stands at £9.4 million, thanks to a successful tennis career. Ronaldo has a net worth of £470 million, as per celebrity net worth.

His earnings received a significant boost when he penned a reported £172 million-per-year contract for two and a half years with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr in January 2023.