Monica Seles Engaged to 72-Year Old Billionaire

By: Mike Tuttle - June 9, 2014

Professional tennis player Monica Seles has secured many titles in her lifetime. She is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, has won nine Grand Slam singles titles, and was the youngest-ever French Open champion at the age of 16. Now, at age 40, she is about to become the wife of a billionaire.

Last Thursday at an appearance at a high school in Rochester, New York, former gubernational candidate Brase Thomas “Tom” Golisano announced that he is engaged to Seles. The couple have been dating since 2009.

Golisano, 72, was the founder of Paychex, the second largest payroll processor in the United States. He is also a founding member of the Independence Party of New York and, over three years, spent over $93 million on campaigns to get elected, which he never was. However, Golisano did bring more popularity to the Independence Party, giving it a place on the ballot in New York for the next four years.

In 2009, the former co-owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team moved to Florida to escape the tax burden of New York.

It was also announced last week that Golisano is interested in buying the Buffalo Bills from the family of the late Ralph Wilson, who died on March 25.

Given Golisano’s age, and depending on ownership structures and prenuptial agreements, Seles could end up owning the team one day. This fact, and also the difference in their ages, have sparked many comments on social media.

In 1993, Seles suffered from an on-court stabbing when an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf stabbed Seles between her shoulder blades with a boning knife. It took a few weeks for Seles to heal, but she didn’t return to tennis for more than two years. Since then, Seles feels like not enough has been done to increase the level of security at tennis events.

“From the time I was stabbed,” Seles said in 2011, “I think the security hasn’t changed.”

Golisano and Seles have not yet announced a wedding date.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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  • Ford Truck

    “I won’t have to love [his] family
    I won’t have to like [his] friends
    And if it works out like I planned it
    I won’t ever have to work again

    I’m gonna marry for money
    I’ll be so damn rich it ain’t funny
    I’m gonna have me a trust fund, yacht club
    Hot tub, piece of the pie”
    AC/DC

    • Walter Murphy

      Well, she’s rich herself so !

      • Ford Truck

        Not a billionaire!

  • Frank in New Jersey

    No “mystery billionaire” here? LOL…… No way to play a game!

  • David Malchow

    Well I guess if she dies she dies.

  • nickmeister

    I guess Seles can add “gold digger” to her titles now too…

    #MONICASELESGOLDDIGGA

    • Juli

      Really? Like she isn’t successful in her own right? What a loser you are.

      • Name

        Yet Pamela Anderson wasn’t?

      • Name

        If she were as successful as you said she would be marrying a 20 years guy as Jennifer Lopez. The only reason a woman 40 years old woman would merry a 72 years old guy is money, get your feet in the groud

        • name

          Hey asshat your a complete idiot, She’s worth $275 million. doesn’t need his money. Complete dummy to bad your daddy didn’t use a condom. asshat

        • Sandi

          What an ignorant comment. I wouldn’t use your name either if I were you. First of all dumb azz, she would marry a young guy like jLO? How old are you? 15? Really? JLO changes her men like she changes her underwear and obviously she DIDN’T marry him. Second, not every woman wants to date a guy that is 17 years younger then them. I wouldn’t have ANYTHING in common with a Casper Smart and his DK wouldn’t be enough to keep me around. Lastly, Monica is very wealthy. She doesn’t need his money or anyone else’s. NOW, put your p.j’s on and go to bed. It is way past your bed time!

          • The Best

            No Sandi we are realists while you have your head shoved deep in Liberals a**es she’s worth 275 million dollars,ok.Number. 1 that is only an estimate that changes all the time.Number.2 Her career has been over she doesn’t make money anymore.Number 3. She doesn’t live a regular life or have regular cars upkeep and taxes on her mansion alone are millions wasted,her expensive cars cost hundreds of thousands a year and her own expenses pile up.She doesn’t love your middle class life stupid,and trust me when you have the money you don’t cutback,ever.

          • The Best

            Update wait I’m sorry,I just researched and no we’re does it say 275 million WOW you had me fooled nothing more than 20 million.Ha how could I be so stupid,a Tennis star can only make so much.100% poor girl gold digging.

      • J Lawrenson

        Success playing Tennis in the mid 90’s doesn’t translate to money

    • Yura.P. Nesbreath

      Hey asshat she’s worth $275 million , she doesn’t need his money. Eveytime you talk shows how ignorant you are , please leave the planet

      • John Smith

        I’ve seen several post that say “275 Million” but can’t find anything on the web indicating anything over 20 million. Where did that over a quarter billion dollar figure come from?

        • naw

          Made up. Why else would you marry someone who statistically has less than 10 years left on the planet?

      • Emuata

        rich or poor,no woman rejects her lover’s money. all women loves free money.

    • Walter Murphy

      Stupid, she is pretty rich herself and doesn’t need his money !

  • http://www.facebook.com/Markbailey63 Mark Bailey

    Dating since 2009? Umm.

  • Running

    I see no issue here. The guy is rich and wants to hang with a young babe. If the babe gets rich out of it so what. What is he going to do with his billions anyway? It’s a win win situation! I don’t understand this gold digging comment.

    • The Best

      I don’t understand why we can’t call it like it is,

      • me

        they are calling it what it is. not everyone is as shallow as you. women usually marry older men
        someone with money is nice, you arent marring broke either. dont be calling her a gold digger either way, it isnt gold digging. she went way past gold to platinuim and titanium.

    • Jabba

      She’s worth $275 million , doesn’t need his money, don’t be stupid you clown

      • The Best

        Can you cite that “275 million” net worth from a credible source or are you jumping that “No research” bandwagon?

        • naw

          She’s worth only 20mil. No research, no facts, just a loud mouth and an opinion.

          • zbone

            20mil or 275mil, that’s still a lot more than what a lot of people have. She can live comfortably on her own money and not have to marry an old guy for theirs.

        • Kh
          • The Best

            Lol you idiot their is a disclaimer saying media mass is a gossip article none of the stories are true and are laughable are you seriously that stupid?

  • deadkenny

    Does this count as a Grand Slam title ?

  • Bluetoo

    I guess she is looking out for her own interests? She must not have much of a life, and she probably see’s herself ending up on the streets if she doesn’t plan on what she’s going to do,…. like marry a 72 yr old billionaire. I guess if I were in her tennis shoes I’d do the same.

    • Tara

      She’s a millionaire in her own right, so I doubt she’s in danger of ending up on the streets. Not that billions will hurt or anything.

      • The Best

        Her career is over and her millions would have washed up quick.

    • BluetooASS

      Wow bluetoo your a complete fool, do you ever stop and listen to how stupid you sound. She worth $275 million. She doesn’t need his money, To bad your daddy didn’t use a condom. asshat

      • naw

        20 million. Facts, try them sometime.

    • Sandi

      Bluetoo, honestly did your mother drop you on your head when you were born? What an absolutely ignorant comment. Do you have ANY education past 8th grade? Just such a demented and stupid comment. Ending up on the streets….. Where do you come up with this SHI!t?

  • http://www.1stclasswarrior.com 1st Class Warrior

    At least she won’t be screaming annnnhhhh ahhhhhh because there is no volley left in his racket!

  • Kara

    Honestly, he doesn’t look that old and sh@#t she’s 40 so who cares. He’s been divorced 3 times so it’s not his first rodeo. He looks like a fun guy and she’s not some hottie so no worries. Just get a prenup to make his 2 kids happy. Nobody wants what little inheritance they might get going to the new family even if she is great. So enjoy your lives and be happy.

  • Belgrade

    I think that at age 40, she is a big enough person to be able to figure out, for herself, who she wishes to love. I think at age 72, he is experienced enough to know the difference between love and gold-digging. Let them find whatever happiness they can in a life that is all too short and all too bereft of joy.

    • The Best

      Damn you really believe true love is in play here well sir I have a bridge to sell you.

      • Teddy Tubby

        @The Best, and who did YOU buy this bridge from?

      • Annie

        There’s no such thing as true love

        • Lover

          speak for yourself.

  • MK

    Dang, if I could just find a 72 year old billionaire woman…

  • guest

    She used to date Paul Allen (Microsoft/Seahawks/TrailBlazers) too. Clearly a gold-digger.

    • goofyguest

      A real gold digger, read (if you can) she’s worth $275 million. You need to get out of your mommy’s basement and get a life. Such an ignorant person. Can you tie your own shoes yet. what a tool.

      • naw

        20 million. still a whore.

  • nick_scoundrel

    Hey Monica, I’m only 68 – ya got any other dumb sisters to hook up with?

  • randolph hernandez

    maybe he like her birdy

  • frxere

    I’m sure she loves him for his personality!

  • janewagon

    They’ve been together since 2009. Maybe, surprise surprise, they are actually getting married because they love and enjoy each other’s company. Good for them!

  • girb1492

    Using the French formula for marriage, 1/2 a man’s age plus 9 years, the ideal age for a wife for a 72 year old man is 45. Given that Monica Seles body has all that wear and tear from years of playing tennis once you make an adjustment for her “economic” age, this romance seems to be perfect.

  • Mike Spennato

    JELOUS

  • poobers

    I love and respect Monica Seles… But, WHAAAAATTTT?!! The lady surely does march to her own drummer. Wow…

  • Name

    I remember a story like this years ago…her name Pamela Anderson….seems like because Monica isn’t so hot she isn’t a gold digger….

  • GMENFAN1254

    Viagra and Cialis stock just went way up.

  • thinkingwomanmillstone

    Golisano also has very generously endowed a foundation that does a lot for children and adults with disabilities…especially in the health care area. There are a few other ultra wealthy Americans who have also made philanthropy an important part of their success( Buffet, Gates to name two). It would be nice if more would do the same regardless of their politics.

  • Tara

    Get it, girl.

  • 12

    doesn’t she have enough of her own money

  • rda

    What’s the big deal … it’s only thirty-two years. It’s not like he’s forty-two and she’s ten!

    • The Best

      When he was 32 she was still in diapers,think about that…..for a while.

  • jjw5018

    You go girl! Just because there is snow on the roof doesn’t mean there isn’t fire in the furnace.

  • dickie fickle

    Lucky for her , her true love is a billionaire , how lucky can you get . A billionaire and true love

    • naw

      Please share whatever you are smoking.

  • BUCEPHALUS

    She has a “Scrotal Iron” listed in her registry. That and “Just For Men” Pube Colouring.

  • The Best

    She might as well scream “I AM A GOLD DIGGER” from the roof tops,anyone who believes true love is at play here well I have a bridge to sell you.

  • Di

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$, oh yeah!

  • DanFromMV

    Can this true love survive the word “pre-nup”?

    • Density

      lol best comment all day !

  • https://twitter.com/KateCross93 Kate Cross

    Lucky gal! Wish I could bag me a Billionair.

    • naw

      My grandfather said, “They’re all whores.”
      True no?

  • Biglittlejoe

    I don’t know but this story reminded me of this old joke:

    An 80 year old man was having his annual checkup and the doctor asked him how he was feeling. “I’ve never been better!” he boasted.

    “I’ve got an eighteen year old bride who’s pregnant and having my child! What do you think about that?”

    The doctor considered this for a moment, then said, “Let me tell you a story. I knew a guy who was an avid hunter.

    He never missed a season. But one day went out in a bit of a hurry and he accidentally grabbed his umbrella instead of his gun.

    The doctor continued, “So he was in the woods and suddenly a grizzly bear appeared in front of him! He raised up his umbrella, pointed it at the bear and squeezed the handle.”

    “And do you know what happened?” the doctor queried.

    Dumbfounded, the old man replied “No.”

    The doctor continued, “The bear dropped dead in front of him!”

    “That’s impossible!” exclaimed the old man.

    “Someone else must have shot that bear.”

    “That’s kind of what I’m getting at…” replied the doctor.

  • Juan Leg

    I wanna puke. This is BEYOND gross, and SO unnecessary !!!
    She maintains her OWN fortune and doesn’t NEED his $$$.
    He MIGHT
    BE HUNG like a horse or ??? Monica will use the $$$ to take over the world !!!

  • Dennis P. Quinn

    Billions you say?

  • Lexus Nexus

    Pasty, overweight, bloated elderly man who is a billionaire, lets his money do the talking, enabling him to sucker in yet another young woman who has little else going for her. Seles was always pretty damn homely. She’s got her father figure. He has his daughter figure. We’ll see what happens. I don’t think Seles is a low-class as Wendy Deng.

  • vegaseast

    Must be nice to have a pu$$y.

  • Steve J Dannunzio

    She’s a gold digger. She married him for his money.

  • Mister Bill

    Sounds like true love to me! NOT! #GOLDDIGGINHO

  • Wynne Tidwell

    When you’re a goldigger you don’t date someone for 5 years. Now Anna Nicole was a goldigger. I don’t see the big deal. I have dated someone older than myself, and I was 45 and he was 74, so I say as long as he’s not 80 and she’s not 20, now that would be a goldigger.

    • mike atkinson

      Smart woman, Ms. Wynne

      • Wynne Tidwell

        Thank you, Mike at least someone thinks so.

        • mike atkinson

          Wynne, If you read what I wrote about her below…you will like her even more. She is no gold digger. She is very private but very nice to those that she has interaction with. I have much respect for her.

    • Wynne Tidwell

      I did read what you wrote Mike, and I didn’t think she was a goldigger anyway. She has no reason to be. She has a lot going for herself she don’t need a man for anything, well some things. LOL !!!!!!!!!

  • Josie

    Well folks if you ask me I married for love the first time, but find me a billions – oh heck I’m not greedy a millionaire (hopefully generous) and I’ll marry him. As they say first time for love, second time for money. Good luck to the both of them.

    • naw

      Love is for the young, but being a whore is a full time job.

  • Rob

    Think these female tennis players grow up missing the boy- girl thing when they were younger and end up doing things like this…Pam Shriver was married to a much older man and there was another lesser known pro who was involved with an old guy and they had a bitter falling out

  • Michael

    I guess she never have to worry about cashing her check @ Paychex

  • Birdman

    Proving once again that it doesn’t matter how old or homely you are, all bitches care about is if you’re loaded.

  • Digital.Gods

    “… founder of Paychex..” LOL.

  • The Best

    Where are people getting this “$275 million” net worth from?She made $10 million at the peak of her career in 1990.In1993 she was stabbed by an obsessed fan,after that she never made a comeback to tennis her total career earning was $14,891,762.In 1996 she signed a $25 million 5 year contract with Nike that was over 18 years ago she hasn’t made any considerable amount of money since then.I wouldn’t be surprised if all these people claiming she’s worth $275 million are acquainted to her trying to protect her integrity,but it’s obvious she’s a desperate Gold digger that was probably neck deep in debt trying to upkeep her lifestyle.Cheers!

    • HumblyConceited

      He net worth is around 30 million

  • Katie Stevens

    LOL what a gold digging loser.

  • Billy

    They all talked about Anna Nicole!! How is this any different??

    • Ideas1234

      She is worth 30Mil on her own.

  • Micheal Waldron

    boy’s she’s waiting for a fat paycheck

  • Joe Mahma

    .
    Money.
    .

  • naw

    “OLD GOD CAN JUDGE ME.”
    Sorry honey, even God thinks you’re a whore.

  • Derek

    I can see how mornings are going to go in the Golisano household. Old man Tom hobbling into the kithcen looking for some prune juice to wash down his Geritol and Monica jumping out from around the corner screaming like she just hit a rocket down the line, ” BOO!!!”. One of these mornings, Monica, those billions will be all yours :)

  • Sid

    This is true love. Her true love for $$$$ and billions of them.

  • Jonathan Cummings

    They have been dating for 5 years and she is worth 30 million dollars in her own right. It seems like she loves this guy. Gold digger, I think not.

  • poppincherry

    She never was a looker. Ever! Butt ugly. No lose to us younger guys. Let saggy phallic have her.
    In the end she’ll cheat, get a divorce and end up with a ton of money. And if you think she’s fugly now wait until she goes more under the knife with his moola.

  • Mr. Hard

    All of you! – sit back . relax and enjoy ‘show': they both don’t need your input .. she is reasoned player and he is far more successful than all of you – all combined .. did you read. B for billionaire.. How many of you – can hit the ball -at her speed now – so you cant catch a billionaire or hit the balls. shut up . sit back and see the next match

  • ENB

    Haven’t we seen something like this before with Anna Nicole Smith? Marrying for love my ass…

  • Joe Blo

    Go Sabres ! Miss Matt Barnaby #36

  • Mike

    Just because a woman has money doesn’t mean she doesn’t want more…the more you have, the more you want…look at the successful Wendi Deng…they’re ambitious, greedy and want the power! Monica is no different

  • BigC

    One thing is for certain, she can fake the bliss (?) in bed with all her courtful (sic) grunting.

  • Mr. B

    “Given Golisano‚Äôs age, and depending on ownership structures and
    prenuptial agreements, Seles could end up owning the team one day.”

    Well, that’s gonna be a tad awkward — considering she’s a Cowboys fan . . .

    .

  • mike atkinson

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Seles for over 20 years. I worked for her many years ago and recently met with her about her home in Sarasota. Although, I was unable to do the job she required, I spent time with her and was impressed by her honesty and friendliness. Two weeks ago we met again on the side of a bad stretch of road in Sarasota where she was trying to remove a very large vicious snapping turtle from harms way in the road. She knew that turtle was dangerous, but was determined to see that it was not harmed. This is a beautiful person. I wish her the best of everything. We always hear of the bad thing celebs do…This lady is a saint to me. There were no photographers around, just her and a mean turtle that she was determined to save. Another thing…She recognized me and called me Mr. Atkinson. I am a painter and I and impressed with this wonderful person.. Thank you for being you Ms. Seles.

  • David Fuller

    He will be able to hear her play tennis without his hearing aid.

  • Mike

    i bet he loves to phuck her after taking a little viagra

  • Pete Road

    It was supposed to be a secret but this isn’t the first time she’s been stabbed in the back by someone close to her.

  • Wisdom

    Who says money can’t buy love?