Roger Federers net worth pales in comparison to worlds richest tennis player

Tennis legend Roger Federer may have racked up an eye-watering net worth during his 24-year stint on court but it pales into insignificance when compared with the world's richest star.

Following a lengthy absence from the ATP circuit, the 20-time Grand Slam champion announced his retirement from the professional game with a heartfelt video on social media, thanking fans for their support on his "unbelievable journey".

Federer, 41, will take part in next weekend's Laver Cup in London, forming part of Team Europe as they take on the rest of the world, though it will be his final outing on the ATP tour.

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Due to his unerring performances on clay and grass, the eight-time Wimbledon champion, more than any other male in the Open Era, has amassed a staggering net worth estimated at £483million.

According to Spanish periodical Marca, £100m of this comes from his on-court earnings with the rest made up of advertising endorsements – only Rafa Nadal (£115m) and Novak Djokovic (£140m) have earned more from tennis.

However, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic's net worths combined are still remarkably lower than female ace Jessica Pegula, who will bag a mind-boggling fortune from her father Terrence. The Buffalo Bills owner, 71, has a net worth of $5.8billion (£4.5bn), according to Forbes.

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Making his money in the fracking industry, the billionaire businessman bought the NFL franchise with his wife Kim in 2014, to add to their ownership of hockey side Buffalo Sabres and lacrosse team Buffalo Bandits.

Her family's mega wealth has also allowed them to buy a £60m super yacht, which according to superyachtfan.com can house 12 guests across six cabins with room for 18 crew on board too.

Reaching the quarter-final stage of the French Open, US Open and Australian Open in 2022, Jessica has also bagged £3m in prize money to add to her family's wealth of riches.

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