Even if you are not interested in Tennis, you must still be aware of the ace of women Tennis star, Serena Williams. If I say in the present scenario she is the synonym of success in Tennis, then I am sure most of you won’t object. The records she holds for herself in Tennis speaks for her distinct position, and she hardly needs any introduction.
Great player of all time Serena Williams has held the world rank 1 for the longest time than anyone else which was for 319 weeks. She is a “slam sensation” with the highest number of grand slams in her pocket. If you are interested to know how much money this “Tennis Talent” rolls on, let’s dig into the net worth of Serena Williams in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Serena Williams and her older sister (also a known tennis player) Venus Williams were born to Oracene Price and Richard Williams in Saginaw, Michigan. She came into this world on the 26th of September 1981. She started playing at the early age of three and her parents and later a mentor with the name Richard Williams (the same name as of her father) trained both the sisters.
Serena has three half-brothers and three half-sisters from her father’s first marriage. When she was 9, her family shifted to West Palm Beach, Florida so that she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci. Though she was ranked 1 in the under 10 tennis player of Florida and had a record of 46-3 in United States Tennis Association, she had to endure harsh experiences of racism. The parents of white children unfavorably talked about them.
Serena exchanged wedding vows with Alexis Ohanian on November 16, 2017. She shifted to San Francisco after marriage with him. She gave birth to a daughter on September 1, 2017, who is named Alexis Olympia Ohanian. She won the Australian Open in January 2017 when she was 8 weeks pregnant! Her husband is a Reddit co-founder.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Serena made her professional debut in 1995 in the Bell challenge held at Quebec where she lost. In 1997, during the Ameritech Cup Chicago, she won matches over a player then ranked 4 and 7 while she was ranked 304. This made her lowest rank player in Open Era to win over top 10 players. Then she won the Open Gaz de France title in 1999.
Since then winning has been like her habit and she has gained 39 Grand Slam titles out of which 23 are singles, 14 doubles and 2 in the mixed category. She has been on the world rank 1 for quite a long time and also the oldest player to grab the throne. She has won numerous sportsmanship Awards and was also listed in the top 100 influential people on the earth.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Serena Williams is $185 million. She was one among the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2017 as per the list issued by Forbes. She earns from her career on an average $8- $10 million annually. She has won prize money worth $84 million. Apart from this, her fortune is carved out of the endorsements she does with brands like Puma, Nike, Intel, Pepsi, Chase Bank IBM, etc. She is also a minor shareholder in the NFL franchise “Miami Dolphins.”
Serena is a name to reckon with but this position she holds today is not a gift gained with a wink. It is backed by her sheer hard work despite all the hardships. Her success story tells us that your success is celebrated and respected. Hard work, passion, and polished talent will undoubtedly rise you above all sort of discrimination. As Serena being an underdog, faced racism but today is the inspiration worldwide including thousands who belong to the so-called upper class as well. So, just look up and chase your dreams until you reach there.