Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen net worth: French Open finalist is 10x richer

Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen net worth: French Open finalist is 10x richer

French Open finalist Jessica Pegula will compete for the women’s double championship this morning after defeating Madison Keys and Taylor Townsend in the semi-final.

If she is successful in the final, she will share the winning prize money, a total of £495,000, with her partner Coco Gauff.

This is a truly life-changing sum of money for any young athlete, but rather surprisingly, an unnecessary one for Jessica Pegula, who is set to inherit the wealth of her father Terry Pegula.

Terry Pegula currently sits at 434th in Forbes’ richest men list. The billionaire has earned his wealth from real estate, oil and sporting ventures – he is currently the owner of NFL team Buffalo Bills.

His daughter has enjoyed a successful career in tennis, earning around £3.4 million during her time competing at the top.

Just recently, she competed in the Madrid Open singles final, where she was defeated rather convincingly by Ons Jabeur. Despite this, however, she did manage to surpass her previous best ranking of 14th.

It is clear that Jessica is chasing glory rather than dollar signs, as she could be set to inherit £4.6 billion, that would set her atop the list of the world’s highest-paid sporting stars.

Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen net worth: French Open finalist is 10x richer
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 01: Jessica Pegula of The United States prepares to serve against Iga Swiatek of Poland during the Women’s Singles Quarter Final match on Day 11 at Roland Garros on June 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Let’s put that into perspective…

The three greatest tennis players of our generation, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, have a combined net worth of around £770 million.

Pegula is not only set to inherit an absolute fortune, but she also has her own successful skincare business, Ready 24.

Jessica Pegula will surpass all three tennis greats, put together. She will be five times richer than their combined net worth. Insane!

Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen net worth: French Open finalist is 10x richer
Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen net worth: French Open finalist is 10x richer

Meanwhile, Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have a combined net worth of £450 million. Jessica Pegula will be 10 times richer than both men combined!

Only a number of sportsmen have managed to hit billionaire status. Cristiano Ronaldo, Floyd Mayweather and Tiger Woods are just a few who have seen the illusive nine zeros in their bank accounts.

It won’t be long before Pegula sees her bank balance surpass these sporting greats!

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