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Serena Williams Net Worth: $210M
Who is Serena Williams?
Serena Williams is a professional tennis player who has a net worth of £210M. She is widely considered to be the greatest female tennis player of all time.
She is the highest-earning female tennis player by a huge margin.
In a typical year, Serena can earn between $30-40M from both on-court and endorsement earnings.
For example, in the year between June 2019 and June 2020, she earned $35M, and $20M of that came from endorsements.
The Early Years
Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan on September 26, 1981. However, she spent a portion of her childhood in Compton, California.
Serena and her sister, Venus Williams, started to play tennis at a young age.
They were both home-schooled as it allowed them to maximize the amount of time they had available for practice.
Serena’s father, Richard Williams, and mother, Oracene Price were her official coaches.
At just 9 years old, Serena and her family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida so she could attend Rick Macci’s tennis academy.
By 1995, Serena’s father pulled both her and Venus out of Macci’s academy and became their full-time coaches again.
Serena Williams has been ranked the number one tennis player in the world eight times and has earned more prize money than any other female tennis player in history.
As of 2020, Serena has earned more than $90M in total career prize money.
She has won 23 singles Grand Slam titles and 14 doubles titles with her sister Venus.
Serena has also won gold medals at the Sydney, Beijing and London Olympics.
Serena played her first professional tennis tournament at the age of 14, in 1995.
By 1997 she was starting to make a name for herself. At the Ameritech Cup, No 304 ranked Serena beat the No 4 and No 7 ranked players before she was beaten in the semifinals.
The win boosted her career at an early age and she finished the year with a world ranking of 99.
The next year saw some more high-profile wins, including doubles titles at Wimbledon and the US Open. However, she was yet to win her first singles title.
In 1999, Williams began to show the world she could become a superstar by beating a string on top players on her way to winning her first Grand Slam, the US Open.
In the next few years, Serena continued her hot streak. She finally managed to reach world number 1 in 2002.
That same year she also won three Grand Slams: the French Open, Wimbledon and The US Open. She beat her sister Venus in all three finals.
In 2003 she managed to win the Australian Open which made her the holder of all 4 major Grand Slam tournaments at the same time. Often referred to as the Serena Slam.
She managed to accomplish this same feat again in the 2014-15 season.
The next few years were harder as she struggled with both health and personal issues, including knee surgery and her half-sister’s death.
She did manage to continue winning tournaments but she dropped out of the world’s top 10 players. This prompted many to suggest Serena and her sister Venus, were no longer the top force in women’s tennis.
However, Serena soon silenced the critics by winning a number of grand slam tournaments and becoming world number 1 again.
2011 saw the return of heath issues. Doctors found a blog clot in one of her lungs, which meant she had to undergo surgery.
Again, many started to wonder if she would return to top level tennis.
Proving the doubters wrong again she continued to win Grand Slams and also won her first women’s single gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.
She continued to pick up wins at the 2012 US Open, the French Open, Australian Open and US Opens in 2013. She also won Wimbledon in the same year, and also in 2014 and 2015.
Serena also won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2016. 2018 was a harder year as she lost both the US Open and Wimbledon finals.
Her total Grand Slam wins now stands at 23.
Serena is one of the most famous and popular athletes in the world.
She earns an incredible $15-20M per year outside of her tennis prize money.
She works with companies such as Nike and Kraft Foods. In 2014, Serena signed a $40M deal to produce her own fashion range with Nike.
Outside of Tennis, Serena has been involved in some TV and voice work. She voiced an episode of The Simpsons in 2001 and in 2005 provided voicework for Playhouse Disney’s Higglytown Heroes.
She has guest-starred in episodes of ER, The Bernie Mac Show, and Law & Order.
In 2007, Serena made an appearance in a music video alongside Alicia Keys and Kanye West.
Serena and Venus have also produced a book together called, Venus & Serena: Serving From the Hip: Ten Rules for Living, Loving, and Winning.
She is also the founder of her own clothing line, S by Serena, and owns minority stakes in the UFC and Miami Dolphins.
Top 5 Serena Williams Quotes
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams
“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams
“Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realise that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.” – Serena Williams
“Sport has literally changed my life. I’m here because of sport. It has given me a lot of confidence, a lot of courage, and a lot of discipline. It’s helped me to be the person that I’ve grown to be today.” – Serena Williams
“I don’t have regrets. I don’t live in the past. I live in the present and learn not to make the same mistakes in the future.” – Serena Williams
Serena Williams is an internationally renowned tennis star and her net worth stands at $210M.
She has proved the doubters wrong many times in her career and has managed to win an incredible 23 Grand Slam titles.
Serena is widely recognised as the leading female sports star of her generation.
As of 2021, Serena Williams’ net worth is $210M.
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