Serena Williams the worlds no one champion professional tennis player. Today many commentators, sports writers, and even The Women Tennis Association recognize her as the world greatest female player of all time no wonder she holds the world ranking at position one.
Over her career, she has broken world records, made sure her name is scribbled in the books of history and shattered every glass ceiling in crafting her way up to glory. So let’s dive deep to have a better understanding exactly how Serena Williams has been able to amass such net worth. Keep reading to know more about Serena Williams’s net worth in 2018.
Serena Williams Early Life
Serena Jameka Williams is the youngest daughter of Richard Williams and Oracene Prince who gave birth to her in 1981 in the state of Michigan. She has other three half-sisters and a blood sister Venus also a world tennis champion.
Serena at the age of three had already started training tennis with the help of the father and the mother as her coaches. They moved to the state of Florida where she homeschooled though she enrolled in the tennis academy of Rick Macci.
For years no one knew whom Serena Williams was dating until recently when the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian proposed to her in 2016. They have a baby called Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Serena Williams Career
William tried before to participate in a professional tournament, but she was denied the chance to by WTA because of her age which made her ineligible since she was just 16 years old. Her first main draw win was at Ameritech Cup Chicago where she was ranked at position 304. The next career win was a record-breaking since she defeated 10 high ranked opponents as a lower ranked player finishing at position 99 in the global ranking.
Her first professional title came her way in 1998 when she won doubles. Her first professional singles title was at Open Gaz de France in Paris 1999. This opened the door to title winnings and what followed was a win in the US Open in 1999, in 2002 a win at French Open same year a win at Wimbledon and second win in the US Open.
Between 2003 and 2010 Serena won in the Australian Open 2003, Wimbledon 2003 she became a Runner Up in 2004 Wimbledon won Australian Open in 2005 and 2007, she secured a runners-up position in 2008 Wimbledon and won the US Open in 2008 too. In 2009 she won the Australian Open for the fourth time, the fifth time in 2010, and Wimbledon for the third time in 2009 and for the fourth time in 2010.
Between 2010 and to date Williams has won 3 Wimbledon Tournaments 2012, 2015 and 2016. She won US Open tournament thrice in 2012, 2013 and 2015. She also secured her win in the Australian Open Tournament thrice in 2017 2016 and 2015 and also won the French open in 2015.
Awards & Achievements
Serena Williams has achieved a lot in her career and the fact that she is the world no 1 in the sport then she must have lots of accolades in her treasure cabinet. Some of the awards she has received recently are Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award (2009/10/11/13/14/15/16/ and 2017), BET Sportswoman of the Year(2009/ 10/11/12/13/14/15/16 and 2017), WTA Player of the Year, ITF Women’s Singles World Champion, ESPN Tennis WTA Player of the Year among many others.
Net Worth of Serena Williams
Serena Williams has an estimated net worth amounting to $170 million. Currently, she is the highest paid female athlete in the world earning around $29 million every year. Over her career her on-court earning which comprise the big chunk of her net worth amount to $85 million. Apart from court money she draws a significant part of her net worth figure from endorsement deals and sponsorships from companies such as Nike which has a deal worth $40 million with her, Pepsi, IBM, Beats By Dre, Wilson, Ralph, JP Morgan Chase, Intel, Gatorade, among many others.to boost her net worth she also has some personal business such as fashion line, a stake at NFL Miami Dolphins, Chief Sporting Officer at Aston Martin and others.
Serena Williams has made millions in her tennis career, and her strong character has influenced positively young women who see her as a role model and someone one to look up to. Her foundation Serena Williams Foundation has been helping the socially and economically challenged individuals. We wish her well in her new endeavor motherhood.