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Kim Pegula Biography, Age, Career, Family, Spouse, Kids, and Net Worth.
Who is Kim Pegula?
Kim S. Pegula is a well-known American businesswoman and with her husband Terry Pegula among the principal owners of the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. She is the president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the holding company that manages the Bills and the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. As well as the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
The company also manages the LECOM Harborcenter and Black River Entertainment, an independent record label located in Nashville. In total, Pegula is the president of several teams under Pegula Sports and Entertainment, such as the Bills and Sabres. She, Zygi Wilf, and Shahid Khan are the only three NFL team owners who were not born in the United States.
Kim Pegula Career
Kim was involved in her husband’s company, East Resources, from 1991 to its sale in 2010. Briefly afterward the Pegulas bought the Buffalo Sabres and its two affiliated teams, the Buffalo Bandits of the NLL and the Rochester Americans of the AHL. Pegula influenced the planning and construction of LECOM Harborcenter, a mixed-use development next to the Sabres’ arena and part of the revitalization of downtown Buffalo. Following the demise of longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, the football team was put up for sale. The Pegulas competed with real-estate mogul (and future U.S. president) Donald Trump and also a consortium of rock singer Jon Bon Jovi and key people in Toronto-based Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment for the team. Finally, the Pegulas won with an NFL record of $1.4 billion all-cash bid.
After the acquisition, Kim and Terry Pegula reorganized their sports franchises, along with record label Black River Entertainment into a new company, Pegula Sports and Entertainment. Kim assisted coin the term ”One Buffalo” and is also involved with the NFL Foundation. The family has donated a significant amount of money to their alma maters, comprising $12 million to Houghton College, allowing it to build a new athletics complex and transition to NCAA Division III. As a fan of desserts, Pegula assisted formulate ”One Buffalo” branded premium ice cream and cupcake products.
Since its formation, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, with Kim as its president and CEO, has made several acquisitions of property in Buffalo and launched a regional sports network, MSG Western New York. The company acquired two more professional sports teams, the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey (until divesting of the team a year later). She was then named to the National Football League’s business ventures committee, taking the place of Rus Brandon in March 2018.
Following the abrupt resignation of Brandon as president of Pegula Sports and Entertainment and the Bills and Sabres, Kim was appointed as president of all of the Pegula Sports and Entertainment properties on May 1, 2018. She became the first female team president in the history of both the NHL and NFL when she became the president of the Bills and Sabres franchises. Pegula is additionally one of a handful of female NFL owners consisting of Sheila Ford Hamp (Detroit Lions), Amy Adam Strunk (Tennessee Titans), and Virginia Halas McCaskey (Chicago Bears). As well as Carol Davis (Las Vegas Raiders), Gayle Benson (New Orleans Saints), Dee Haslam (Cleveland Browns), Jody Allen (Seattle Seahawks), Denise DeBartolo York (San Francisco 49ers), and Janice McNair (Houston Texans).
How old is Kim Pegula?
Kim S.Pegula is aged 53 as of 2022, having been born on June 7, 1969, in Seoul, South Korea. She shares her birthday with famous people including Liam Neeson, Iggy Azalea, Karl Urban, Tom Jones, Bill Hader, Fetty Wap, Dave Navarro, Kym Whitley, Lexi Rivera, Robert Jenkinson, Dean Martin, and John Turner, among others.
Who are Kim Pegula’s parents?
Kim S. Pegula was born to her parents in Seoul, South Korea. However, she has no recollection of her birth name, no record of her biological parents, or any account of her life in South Korea. She only knows her date of birth, a secondhand account of being abandoned in the streets of Seoul at the age of five, and a DNA test that proved that one of her parents was likely Japanese. On December 30, 1974, she was brought to the U.S. and adopted by Ralph and Marilyn Kerr. She was brought up by her adopted family in Fairport, New York, a suburb of Rochester.
Does Kim Pegula have siblings?
Although she does not know her biological family, Kim grew up alongside her brothers, Ralph Kerr Jr. and Gordon Kerr in her adopted family.
Kim Pegula Education
Pegula attended high school in her hometown and then joined Houghton College, where her brothers had studied. She graduated with a degree in communications in 1991.
Kim Pegula Interests
Pegula took part in cheerleading and the school band, playing the bassoon in high school. In college, she worked at a restaurant in Belfast, New York, where she met Terry Pegula.
Kim is currently married to her loving husband Terry Pegula, one of the principal owners of the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. They initially met while she was working at a restaurant in Belfast, New York. She was then offered a job by Terry in his natural gas company in 1991 and finally entered into a relationship. The couple then married in 1993 and has been happily living together since then. They have several homes in New York, East Aurora, and Boca Raton, Florida.
Kim Pegula Kids
Pegula and her spouse, Terry have three children together in their marriage. The couple has two daughters Kelly Pegula and Jessica Pegula and one son Matthew Pegula. She also has two stepchildren, Michael Pegula and Laura Pegula from Terry’s previous marriage. Jessica is a professional tennis player and recently stated that her mother’s condition was better by then after she was hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Boca Raton, for undisclosed reasons in June 2022.
Pegula has a beautiful, sexy, and physically fit body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) and a weight of 55 kg (121 lbs).
Kim Pegula Net Worth
American businesswoman, Pegula is the president and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, a holding company. She is the president of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres franchises from 2018 to the present. Kim has been active in businesses from 1991 to date and has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $100 million as of 2022.
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