Serena Williams Net Worth
Serena Williams net worth, salary and career earnings: Serena Williams is a world champion professional tennis player who has a net worth of $180 million dollars. Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan but grew up in Compton, California. She and sister Venus Williams were steered towards tennis at a very early age. Both girls were home schooled to maximize the amount of time available for practice. Serena Williams has been ranked number one in the world five times and has earned more prize money than any other female player in history. As of August 2013, Serena Williams has earned more than $70 million in career prize money, making her the highest earning female tennis player in history. She has won 18 singles Grand Slam titles and thirteen doubles titles with her sister Venus Williams. She won gold medals at the Sydney, Beijing and London Olympics. Williams is one of the most popular endorsement athletes in the world. She earns $15-20 million per year outside of tennis endorsing companies like Nike and Kraft Foods. In 2004, Williams inked a $40 million deal to produce a fashion line with Nike. As of June 2016, Serena Williams is the current No. 1 ranked women's professional tennis player in the world. As of July 15 2017, Serena's on-court earnings are $85 million. That's enough to make her the highest earning female tennis player of all time. In addition to her on-court earnings, Serena also typically earns between $10 and $20 million per year from endorsements she has with over a dozen companies including Nike, JP Morgan, Beats by Dre and Wilson.