Being so intensely immersed in business, albeit successfully, takes its toll on marriages. Peterffy is twice divorced with three adult children. Now he has been seeing a lovely Greenwich socialite, Lynn Wheat, for years.
An avid equestrian, in 2004 Peterffy purchased an 80-acre horse farm on Conyer’s Farm in backcountry Greenwich, for $45 million. It includes a main house with two master suites, six additional bedrooms, a swimming pool, sauna, wine cellar and servants’ quarters, four guest houses, a caretaker’s cottage, two grooms’ quarters and a horse stable with 22 stalls. This estate has been the stage for many exclusive parties and celebrations including his 65th birthday.
A few years ago he also purchased a property known as Blossom Estates in Palm Beach, where his vacation house with an 800+ foot-long boardwalk through the mangroves is being built for him and his guests to watch nature at its best.
Some patently absurd false postings on the Internet claim he was born in 1956, that he is a Jew, that he came to the US in 1956 – you name it. An array of condemning, often vitriolic, blogs is appearing daily against the man who could achieve more, much-much more with his rare talent than they did and ever will. What they forget is not only what Peterffy contributes to society by paying his taxes that by now reached about $2 billion in his lifetime, but by assisting millions of investors without whose investments the economy would die. This means that he is not creating all this wealth just for himself to revel in luxury but he actually helps create jobs. Not only in his own offices but in the whole industry.
At his age, Peterffy still is totally active in his business. With his newly created Probability Lab he helps his clients understand and participate in business decisions. With his current (August, 2014) net worth of $9 Billion, Peterffy ranks #58 among US billionaires and #139 worldwide.