Jessica Pegula is a professional tennis player who represents the United States of America. Her career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 8 and career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 13 were both attained on June 6, 2022.
Who is Jessica Pegula’s Father?
Terrence Michael Pegula is a petroleum engineer and multibillionaire American businessman.
He owns Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which includes the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, which he co-owns with his wife Kim Pegula.
Carbondale, PA is where Pegula’s father worked in coal mining and truck driving. Scranton Preparatory School was his alma mater.
Then he went to Penn State University to study petroleum and natural gas engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He moved to Allegany, New York, in 1985 and has lived there since since.
Currently, he and his second wife Kim Pegula (née Kerr), who was born and raised in Fairport, New York, are residing in Boca Raton, Florida.
At the age of 5, Kim was adopted by Ralph and Marilyn Kerr from South Korea.
In addition to his three children with Kim, he has two children from a previous marriage (Michael and Laura) (Jessica, Kelly and Matthew).
Jessica Pegula is ranked in the top 10 of the WTA’s Pro Circuit women’s tennis players. ‘Top Five’ is the name given to Pegula’s enormous yacht.
He has interests in natural gas development, real estate, entertainment, and professional sports after amassing his money from fracking investments.
Pegula paid $189 million to previous owners Tom Golisano, Larry Quinn, and Dan DiPofi for Hockey Western New York LLC (the holding company that controls the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League).
Pegula’s investment in the team, the then-First Niagara Center, and the construction of Harborcenter across the street had an immediate beneficial impact, with players, fans, and alumni revitalized.
“Starting today, the Buffalo Sabres’ reason for existence will be to win a Stanley Cup,” Pegula was quoted as saying.
The Buffalo Sabres, on the other hand, went on to have the longest active NHL post-season drought with a record of 281-354-94 in the decade that followed.
Pegula and his wife have come under fire for interfering with the Sabres’ hockey operations.
The team’s firing of six head coaches and three general managers since 2013, as well as other controversial actions like the trades of Ryan O’Reilly and Jack Eichel, have been linked to this by many fans and critics alike.
Terry Pegula Net Worth
Terry Pegula has a net worth of $5.8 billion as of 2022.