|Net Worth||$180 Million|
|Born||September 26, 1981|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Tennis Player|
What is Serena Williams Net Worth? Did Williams make it on Forbes list? Good questions and we have some answers! Born on September 26, 1981, in Michigan, Serena Williams was destined to be a tennis pro. Unlike Stephen Curry whose father who played for the NBA, Serena William’s father started teaching her (and her sister Venus) at the young age of three.
They reportedly practicing for two hours each day. Their father was extremely hard on them, and he even moved the family to Compton to show his daughters what life might be like if they didn’t work hard and get an education. His straight-forward approached worked.
At the age of 10 in 1991, Serena was 46-3 on the junior United States Tennis Association tour. Once it became clear that both Serena and Venus had a real shot of becoming professional, their father moved them to Florida, so they could benefit from more coaching.
This was the first time he let someone else take over coaching responsibilities. In 1995, Serena turned pro, and just two years later at the age of 16, she had cracked the top 100 world rankings. She jumped from number 304 to 99 in just one year. Serena Williams’ net worth was growing.
One year later, she graduated high school and landed a $12 million shoe deal with Puma. In 2002, she achieved great success by winning the French Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon, defeating her sister in the finals of each tournament.
Needless to say, Serena Williams’ net worth continued to increase by tenfold, along with her career successes. She then won the Australian Open and became one of only a handful of women in the Open era to complete a career Grand Slam.
In 2003, she had knee surgery, and later that year her half-sister Yetunde Prince was murdered in Los Angeles. All this took a toll on Serena and her performance on the court started to suffer. She wasn’t the same Serena that had been dominating the tennis court just years before. She dropped to 139 in the world rankings.
But as most legends do, she found herself again and made an epic comeback in 2008 by winning the US Open. In 2009, she once again topped the world rankings by winning the Australian Open singles and the Wimbledon singles. She won more titles in 2010 before facing more injuries and health problems in 2011. After having surgery to remove a blood clot from her lungs, people were speculating that she might retire from the sport.
She came back once more. After struggling on the court in early 2012, she returned to form in July and won her fifth Wimbledon singles title. She has continued to rule the tennis world since and is believed to be the best female tennis player in history. In 2017, she gave birth to her first daughter with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Thanks to her multiple championship titles and endorsements, Serena’s net worth is at $180 million in 2019. That’s up from $170 million in 2017.