Jessica Pegula is not the most famous player at the 2021 Australian Open, but she may be the richest. Or at least she will be someday. The 26-year-old American advanced to the quarterfinals after losing to fifth seed Elina Svitolina in three sets. This means that Jessica Pegula is one of the last eight female singles players standing in the annual tournament. This stand comes with a salary of at least $ 525,000. A half million would be a big thing for you and me. For Jessica, this is a roundabout error in her trust fund. Her parents Terry and Kim Pegula have total assets of $ 4.6 billion.
Jessica Pegula Isn’t The Most Famous Player At The Australian Open
Back in 2014, Terry and Kim Pegula bought the then Buffalo NFL franchise for a record $ 1.4 billion. With the purchase of bills, Pegulus became Buffalo’s first family. He is believed to save the beloved franchise from the likes of other aspiring buyers such as John Bon Jovi, Donald Trump, and others who threatened to take the Bills out of Western New York. The couple already owns the NHL’s Buffalo Sabers, which they bought in 2011 for $ 189 million.
Terry Pegula is a self-made businessman who founded a small natural gas and oil drilling company called East Resource in the early 1980s. Terry sold the business for $ 4.7 billion in 2010.
Sale provided the necessary seed money for his second career as a sports tycoon. In addition to the Bills and Sabers, Pegula Sports and Entertainment owns the Rochester AHL Team of Americans, the Buffalo Bandits indoor lacrosse team, a country music label and recording studio, and the harborscenter complex in Buffalo. The harborcart includes two hockey arenas, a hotel, and a sports bar in Buffalo across the street from the First Niagara Center, where the Sabers and Bandits play.
As Terry and Kim Pegula bought the bills, Kim was asked to sit on the board of the NFL Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of sports, youth football, and the community. The committee is chaired by Charlotte Jones, the daughter of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Jessica Pegula is the eldest of three children of Kim and Terry Pegula. The father also has two half-siblings from his first marriage. He is ranked 61 in the world and replaced in 2009. He was in fact on the verge of retiring recently after multiple knee and hip injuries. In 2020 he made it to the third round of the US Open.
However, it is his performance at this year’s Australian Open that has made him the talk of the tennis world. Jessica defeated two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, US Open winner Sam Stosur and former world number 10 player Kristina Mladenovic before defeating Svitolina.
Jessica will next compete against fellow American Jennifer Brady. A win against Brady would give Pegula her first Grand Slam semi-final. To be clear, his next match is also a big deal – this is his first Grand Slam quarter-final. The entire city of Buffalo lies to his hometown of Gal.
Outside of his tennis career, the 26-year-old and his sister opened a quick service restaurant called Healthy Scratch in August 2016. The restaurant is located in the Harbor Center, which is owned by Buffalo. The restaurant expanded in 2017 to include a food truck. That same year, Jessica also launched her own skincare line called Ready24.
Jessica had the biggest tournament so far at the 2019 Washington Open when she claimed victory by defeating Italy’s Camilla Giorgi 6–2, 6–2.