Venus Williams is a professional tennis player and entrepreneur from the United States. Her father took care of her and her sister’s Serena Williams talents at an early age giving them the opportunity to achieve what they have both done so far. Now let’s have a close look at Venus Williams’s net worth in 2018.
Venus Williams Early Life
Venus Ebony Starr Williams was born on June 17, 1980, in Lynwood city in Los Angeles in California, United States. Her father Richard Williams is a professional tennis coach, and her mother Oracene Price is also a professional tennis coach. When Venus was 10 years old, the family moved to Florida for the Academy of Rick Macci.
Venus Williams’s parents got divorced in 2002. Her sister Serena Williams is also well known as a professional tennis player. Venus Williams has many half brothers and sisters, Isha Price, Lyndrea Price, Dylan Starr Williams, Richard Williams III, and she had a half-sister Yetunde Price who was her personal assistant, but she was murdered in 2003. Venus Williams has a degree in fashion from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, and she graduated from the Indiana University East in 2015 with a Business Administration Bachelor of Science degree.
Venus Williams had a relationship and was engaged to the professional golfer Hank Kuehne from 2007 – 2010. She is currently in a relationship with the Cuban model Elio Pis.
Venus Williams Career
Venus Williams and her sister Serena Williams has a father who always took care of them and who was responsible for the rise and the improvement of their talent. Venus Williams’s junior career was amazing as her record in the United States Tennis Association junior tour was 63 wins to 0 loses. By that time, she was ranked 1 on the Southern California under 12 players.
Venus Williams began her professional tennis career in 1994 when she was 14 years old, at the Bank of the West Classic tournament “Stanford Classic” and she lost for the Spanish player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. In 1997, she finished her season ranked 22 on the world, after 1 year she was 5th, and in 1999 she made it to 3. Venus Williams was ranked number 1 on the world in 2002 but finished that year ranked 2 with 7 titles.
Furthermore, Venus Williams found an interior design company named “V Starr Interiors”, and she is currently its chief executive officer. She also launched a fashion line named “EleVen” by partnering with Steve & Barry’s retail stores which is now closed.
Awards & Achievements
The professional tennis player Venus Williams has won many awards and titles. She was named as the WTA Newcomer of the Year 1997, Tennis Magazine’s Most Improved Player, the 2000 WTA Player of the Year, Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year for team sports, Vogue Magazine Top 10 Best Dressed List for 2007, and the 2017 ESPN WTA Player of the Year.
Venus Williams few Award winnings including the US Open Sportsmanship Award, ESPY Award for Best Female Tennis Player, ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete, Teen Choice Extraordinary Achievement Award, EMMA Best Sports Personality Award, Gitanjali Diamond Award, WTA February Best Dressed Player, WTA Roland Garros Best Dressed Player and others.
Net Worth of Venus Williams
The estimated net worth of the professional tennis player Venus Williams is $100 million. She made her hundred million fortune from being a professional tennis player, from the endorsements and sponsorships. Venus Williams earned more than $70 million from her contract with Reebok, and she is reaching up to $40 million of career prize earnings.
Venus Williams is one of the most powerful and talented professional tennis players of all time. She reached once rank 1 on the world, but she’s currently ranked 5th. Venus Williams has won a total of 7 Grand Slam singles finals including 2 US Open and 5 Wimbledon.