Jessica Pegula richer than Michael Jordan: she is the richest in the world

The tennis player US sports and artists such as Michael Jordan. Data obtained from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth compiled the top 30 richest stars in world sports right now, with NBA star Jordan topping the list

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jessica Pegula richer than Michael Jordan: she is the richest in the world

Jessica Pegula is the richest athlete in the world. The tennis player US sports and artists such as Michael Jordan. Data obtained from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth compiled the top 30 richest stars in world sports right now, with NBA star Jordan topping the list.

However, as reported by the Express, what the chart doesn't involve is WTA No. 3 Pegula's incredible net worth. Her wealth sees her with three times more money in the bank than Jordan, who leads the pack with $2.2 billion. In her career, Pegula has earned $7.2 million in prize money, which, however, is just a drop in the ocean compared to what she will inherit.

Her father, Terry Pegula, is worth an estimated $6.8 billion and the tennis star will inherit a significant amount. The self-made businessman owns NFL giants Buffalo Bills, which he bought in 2014 after outgrowing Donald Trump, Bon Jovi and other sports franchises.

Pegula has also shown the initiative to start a skincare line called Ready 24. She and sister Kelly also played a leading role in the 2016 creation of Health Scratch, a food company and food truck based in Buffalo which has since closed to the public.

Pegula: "I want to win a Grand Slam"

At 29, Jessica Pegula thinks the time has come, or at least she feels this period could be. The American tennis player number three in the world ranking won her first title in Gaudalajara last season and now she wants to lift much more important trophies.

She said: "I think I've reached a point where my goals have changed: now that I'm going far in Grand Slams, I want to win one. The same goes for the WTA 1000 and all the big events. I want to do better, start winning. I don't think I'd be disappointed if I didn't win a Grand Slam, but my goals and my belief that I could win one have increased.

It seems like I've grown a lot in the last couple of years. I feel like I'm giving myself chances every week. That's the goal, both in singles and doubles. I play both because I want to win. There are times when you feel a little overwhelmed, but it's all about finding a good balance and enjoying what you're doing , and I feel like I always enjoy it, even if it's things I don't feel like doing.

I always find something good. You always have to find a balance, learn to say no to certain things because they may not be a priority for your time or career. Make time for yourself, it's very important."

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