What Is Serena Williams Net Worth?

Serena Williams, an American professional tennis player from Michigan, has an estimated net worth of about $300 million, making her one of the world’s wealthiest tennis players.

Recognized for her talent at just 3 years old at Rick Macci’s tennis academy, she stands out with a distinctive playing style. Recently, she made a successful return to her career after a hiatus for her pregnancy.

Early Life

Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, and she spent part of her childhood in Compton, California. She and her sister Venus started playing tennis at a very young age. Being homeschooled allowed them more practice time. Their parents, Richard Williams and Oracene Price, were their official coaches.

Serena also received guidance from other mentors, including a Compton resident named Richard Williams, who would later start The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis/Tutorial Academy. When Serena was nine, her family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, for her to train at Rick Macci’s tennis academy. In 1995, their father took them out of the academy to coach them himself.

What Is Serena Williams’ Net Worth, Salary, and Career Earnings?

Serena Williams is a world-champion retired professional tennis player who has a net worth of $300 million. Serena Williams is considered by many to be one of the best female tennis players of all time. She is the highest-earning female player by a mile. Her career on-court earnings top $95 million. Serena won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other player, male or female, in the Open Era. She is also a four-time Olympic gold medalist and has won numerous other major titles.

In a typical year, while she was playing, Serena consistently earned $40 million per year from on-court winnings and endorsements. For example, between June 2019 and June 2020, Serena earned $35 million, of which roughly $20 million came from endorsements. Upon retiring, she began to focus on Serena Ventures, her investment firm.

Career

Exploring the  Life of Serena  Williams, a world-champion ,retired professional tennis player who has a net worth of $300 million.
Serena Williams And Venus

Serena Williams and her sister Venus learned tennis from their father as children. Their powerful and stylish play transformed tennis, making them stand out. They lived together in Palm Beach Gardens for over twelve years.

In 1999, Serena won her first Grand Slam title before Venus. They won a gold medal together at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Serena earned her fourth Olympic gold in 2012. The sisters won the 2016 Wimbledon doubles, their sixth together.

Serena’s 23rd Grand Slam win over Venus was historic, giving her the world number one rank. She praised Venus in her victory speech, saying, “I owe my 23 Grand Slams and number one ranking to her. She’s my inspiration and the reason for our success.”

Endorsements

Williams is one of the most popular endorsement athletes in the world. She earns $15-20 million per year outside of tennis, endorsing companies like Nike and Kraft Foods. In 2004, Williams inked a $40 million deal to produce a fashion line with Nike.

Exploring the  Life of Serena  Williams, a world-champion ,retired professional tennis player who has a net worth of $300 million.
Serena Williams

Other Ventures

Off the court, Williams has dabbled in some television and voice work. She lent her voice to a 2001 episode of “The Simpsons,” and in 2005, she provided voicework for Playhouse Disney’s “Higglytown Heroes.” She has guest-starred in episodes of “The Bernie Mac Show,” “ER,” and “Law & Order.” In 2007, Serena made an appearance in the music video for “I Want You” by Common alongside Alicia Keys and Kanye West. The Williams sisters wrote a book together in 2005, “Venus & Serena: Serving From the Hip: Ten Rules for Living, Loving, and Winning.”

Serena is the founder of the self-funded clothing line S by Serena. She owns minority stakes in the UFC and the Miami Dolphins. Williams is also on the board of directors at SurveyMonkey.

Personal Life

Williams married Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, in November 2017 in New Orleans. Their wedding guests included big names such as Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, among others. In April 2017, Williams accidentally revealed her pregnancy in a Snapchat photo that she meant to keep for her own records.

She was bedridden for six weeks after birth due to a second pulmonary embolism and had to delay her training. She announced in August 2018 that she was a sufferer of postpartum depression.

Serena Williams was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness in Florida in January 2023.

Real Estate

Serena Williams purchased a Beverly Hills mansion in 2017 for $6.2 million. She also has an apartment in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower. In 2015, she bought a Palm Beach Gardens home in South Florida for $2.4 million.

In 2019, Serena finally sold the Bel-Air home she bought back in 2006 at $6.62 million.

Philanthropy

Serena and Venus Williams often visit hospitals and play charity tennis matches to support Ronald McDonald House charities. They were featured in an ESPN special for their charity work in 2004 and 2005. Serena established the Serena Williams Foundation, which awards university scholarships to students in need. This foundation contributed to building the Serena Williams Secondary School in Matooni, Kenya, and collaborated with Helping Hands Jamaica to construct the Salt Marsh Primary School in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica.

Together, Serena and Venus run the Williams Sisters Fund, focusing on various charitable efforts. They founded the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton to honor their late sister, providing support to families impacted by community violence.

In 2017, Serena became an ambassador for the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse project .and supports  charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, HollyRod Foundation, and the Eva Longoria Foundation.

 

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