Serena Williams is the most successful professional tennis player in the world. Today, many commentators, sportswriters, and even the Women Tennis Association acknowledge her as the best female tennis player of all time, which is why she is ranked number one in the world. She has shattered every glass ceiling in her path to glory, breaking world records, ensuring her name is etched in history books, and shattered every global record. So let’s take a closer look at how Serena Williams came to acquire such a large net worth.
Serena Jameka Williams is the youngest child of Richard Williams and Oracene Prince, who gave birth to her in Michigan in 1981. She has three other half-sisters, as well as a blood sister, Venus, who is a world tennis champion. Serena had already begun tennis instruction at the age of three, with the support of her father and mother as coaches. They relocated to Florida, where she was home schooled despite enrolling at Rick Macci’s tennis program.
William attempted to compete in a professional competition previously, but was denied due to her age, which made her ineligible since she was only 16 years old. Her maiden main draw victory came at the Ameritech Cup Chicago, where she was ranked 304th. Her next career victory was a first, as she defeated ten top-ranked opponents while finishing 99th in the world rankings as a lower-ranked player. In 1998, she won her first professional title when she won doubles. In 1999, she won her first professional singles championship at the Open Gaz de France in Paris. This paved the way for title wins and other rewards. Then came a win at the US Open in 1999, a win at the French Open in 2002, a win at Wimbledon that same year, and a second win at the US Open in 2003. Serena Williams won the Australian Open in 2003 and Wimbledon in 2003, and was a runner-up in 2004. Since 2005 and 2007, Wimbledon has dominated the Australian Open. In 2008, she finished second in Wimbledon and won the US Open. She won the Australian Open for the fourth time in 2009, and the Wimbledon Championships for the third time in 2009 and the fourth time in 2010. Williams has won three Wimbledon tournaments since 2010, including 2012, 2015, and 2016. In 2012, 2013, and 2015, she won the US Open three times. She won the Australian Open Tournament three times in 2017, 2016, and 2015, as well as the French Open in 2015.
No one knew who Serena Williams was seeing for years until Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, proposed to her in 2016. Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. is their first child.
Serena Williams, who was born on September 26, 1981, is 40 years old today, February 22, 2022. Her height is 1.75 meters and she weighs 70 kilograms.
Serena Williams’ net worth is believed to be $200 million as of February 2022. She is currently the highest-paid female athlete in the world, with an annual salary of roughly $29 million. Her on-court earnings, which account for the majority of her net worth, total $85 million throughout the course of her career. Aside from court money, she makes a large portion of her net worth from endorsement deals and sponsorships with corporations like Nike, which has a $40 million deal with her. Pepsi, IBM, Beats By Dre, Wilson, Ralph, JP Morgan Chase, Intel, Gatorade, and many others are among her clients. She also has a fashion line, a stake in the NFL Miami Dolphins, and a position as Chief Sporting Officer at Aston Martin, among others.