Richard Williams is a renowned Tennis Coach who has been known for coaching a tennis duo including Venus and Serena Williams in which he is additionally their biological father. Being the coach of Serena Williams gave him much popularity following the popularity of Serena Williams together with her victories. Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and the net worth of Richard Williams in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Richard Williams was born on 16th February in the year 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana in the United States of America as Richard Williams Jr. He had five siblings who were all daughters in which he was the only son of his parents known as Julia Mae Williams. He then went schooling after which he then graduated from the high school hence moving to Chicago and then to California.
After moving to California, Richard Williams met Betty Johnson who they tied knots in the year 1965. They had three sons and three daughters including one known as Richard Williams III though they later separated in 1973. After this, he met Oracene Price who they met in 1979 and had three daughters known as Venus Williams in 1980, Serena Williams in 1981. They tied knots in 1980. They later divorced with Oracene in 2002. He later tied knots with Lakeisha Graham in 2010 and have a son known as Dylan Starr Williams in 2012.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After seeing Virginia Ruzici on TV which was a great Romanian player, he decided to make his daughters get into tennis. Following this, he then took tennis lessons from a man who was known “Old Whiskey” after which he then made a decision that his daughters would later become tennis professionals. Following this, he then wrote a 78-page plan after which he then commenced giving lessons to his daughters, Serena and Venus while they were at around the age of five years.
In addition to this, he also commenced taking them to public tennis courts at the age of six years. After this, he then took them to the Shreveport tennis tournament after which he took them out of a tennis academy and commenced coaching them himself. They had much success with Serena winning the US Open in the year 1999 and Venus winning the 2000 Wimbledon. While still on his daughter’s career, he then got some interest in photography. He has had much achievement through coaching his daughters and leading them to their success.
Net Worth & Earnings
Richard Williams has an estimated net worth of $23 million. This is from his successful career which has highly been contributed by the success of his daughters who have gone a long way in winning many tennis tournaments. He was one of their major coaches in the 1990s and 2000s though they later moved to other coaches. He additionally focuses on photography which also contributes to his net worth.
Richard Williams has had much success following the success of his daughters who got to stardom through winning several tennis tournaments. He got the desire to train his daughters after watching Virginia Ruzici while playing on television.