What is Serena Williams Net Worth ?
Serena Williams is a world champion professional tennis player who has a net worth of $250 million dollars. She 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.
In a typical recent year Serena has earned $30 – $40 million from on-court earnings and endorsements. For example, between June 2019 and June 2020 Serena earned $35 million, of which roughly $20 million came from endorsements.
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 West, among others. In April 2017, Williams accidentally revealed her pregnancy in a Snapchat photo that she meant to keep for her own records.
She gave birth to a daughter in 2017 via C-section due to a pulmonary embolism during labor. 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 Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan but spent some of her childhood in Compton, California. She and her sister, Venus Williams, were steered towards tennis at a very early age. Both girls were homeschooled to maximize the amount of time available for practice. Her father, Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price served as her official coaches.
Other mentors helped her learn the game young, including Richard Williams who would go on to found The Venus and Serena Williams Tennis/Tutorial Academy. When Serena was nine, she and her family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida so she could attend Rick Macci’s tennis academy. In 1995, their father pulled the daughters out of Macci’s academy and took over again as their official coach.
Serena Williams has been ranked number one in the world eight times and has earned more prize money than any other female tennis player in history. As of this writing, Williams has earned more than $90 million in career prize money. She has won 23 singles Grand Slam titles and fourteen doubles titles with her sister Venus Williams. She also won gold medals at the Sydney, Beijing and London Olympics.
Williams played in her first professional tournament in 1995 at the age of 14. At the 1997 Ameritech Cup, a No. 304 ranked Williams made quite a splash by upsetting the No. 7 and No. 4 ranked players before ultimately being beaten in the semifinals. The wins propelled her career and she ended 1997 with the rank of No. 99.
The following year saw a number of high-profile wins, including some doubles titles at Grand Slam events like Wimbledon and the US Open. However, her first singles title continued to elude her. In 1999, Williams began to show her early dominance, defeating a string of top players and winning her first Grand Slam singles tournament, the US Open.
Williams uses her social media as a medium to support different causes, particularly in support of Black Lives Matter and the LGBT community. She’s also passionate about gender equality both on and off the court and is vocal about her struggles as a woman in the tennis world. She has received many awards for her activism and was even honored with the NAACP President’s Award.
Serena and Venus are known to visit hospitals and play tennis matches to raise money for Ronald McDonald House charities. They had an entire ESPN special dedicated to their charity tour in 2004 and 2005. Serena founded the Serena Williams Foundation, which provides scholarships to universities for underprivileged students.
The foundation also helped fund the construction of the Serene Williams Secondary School in Matooni, Kenya. In addition, the foundation joined Helping Hands Jamaica to build the Salt Marsh Primary School for children in Jamaica in Trelawny Parish.