Serena Williams net worth is reflective of the power she brings to the tennis court. Her game features a powerful serve and unequaled athleticism to the tennis court.
Serena’s dominance in women’s tennis stretches over two decades and includes 23 Grand Slam titles. Over the course of her successful tennis career, Williams’ prize-money earnings total $89 million—more than double any other female athlete.
Let’s first take a look at Serena’s net worth, then move on to 35 quotes, and then fun facts on this star tennis player and sports icon.
Serena Williams Net Worth Snapshot
Name: Serena Williams
Profession: Professional tennis player
Estimated Net Worth: $225 Million
(Estimate based on a variety of Internet sources.)
Sources of Serena Williams’ Wealth
Tennis has been very, very good to Serena Williams. Read on.
Serena Williams salary from professional tennis
The 23-time Grand Slam champ earned $29.2 million last year in 2018. Tournament winnings amounted to $4.2 million and endorsement deals made up the majority of the earnings at $25 million.
Serena Williams’ endorsement deals include more than a dozen corporate partners: Aston Martin, IBM, Beats by Dre headphones, OPI Products, Intel, Gatorade, Berlei bras, Delta Air Lines, Pepsi, Audemars Piguet, Mission Athletecare, SurveyMonkey, OnePiece, Mini and Tempur.
Early in her career, the tennis star wore Puma sportswear on the court. She is currently endorsed by Nike and her racket manufacturer is Wilson Sporting Goods.
Serena Williams has an impressive mind for business. Her “Serena Ventures” investment portfolio focuses on women- and minority-owned startup companies. The portfolio is valued at about $10 million and includes approximately 34 startup companies.
Fashion has always been an important part of Serena Williams’s identity on and off the court. In 2018 she launched her own clothing line, S by Serena. The company sells directly to the consumer and was self-funded.
Williams also has financial interests in other sporting arenas; she has a small stake in the Miami Dolphins (along with her sister Venus Williams) and in the UFC. Serena Williams net worth is diverse and strong.
Professional Tennis Salary Comparison
Serena Williams average annual salary: $29.2 million
In 2018, Williams earned $29.2 million according to forbes.com. The overwhelming majority of the income came from endorsements; actual tournament prize money made up only $4.2 million of the total.
The top five highest-paid women tennis players (average annual salary):
1.) Serena Williams: $29.2 million
2.) Caroline Wozniacki: $13 million
3.) Sloane Stephens: $11.2 million
4.) Garbine Muguruza: $11 million
5.) Maria Sharapova: $10.5 million
Serena’s sister Venus Williams earned $10.2 million in 2018 – good for sixth place on this list.
Born: 9/26/1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. So, how old is Serena Williams? She is 37 years old.
Turned Pro: Serena Williams turned pro in October 1995.
Plays: Right-Handed, with a two-handed backhand.
Height: 5’ 9”
Nicknames: ReRe, The Beast of Burden, Serena Stoutarm, Momma Smash, The Widowmaker, Meka, and The King of WTA.
Video: Serena Williams Top 50 Amazing Points
Serena Williams Background
Tennis Career Highlights
Serena Williams is one of the best women tennis players in the world. Her reign of dominance on the tennis court is impressive. During a 15-year period, she ranked as the No. 1 singles tennis player on eight separate occasions by the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association).
Among active players, she holds the most Grand Slam titles combined. Her 23 Grand Slam singles titles are the high-water mark in the Open Era (since 1968).
Who is Serena Williams’ husband?
Serena Williams is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. They have a daughter named Alexis Olympia.
Who are Serena Williams’ Mother and Father?
Serena’s parents are Oracene Price and Richard Williams. Both parents acted as her official coaches early in her career.
Her famous sister Venus Williams
Never have two sisters played such a dominating role in tennis. Serena’s older sister is the famous tennis player Venus Williams. The two sisters also have three maternal half-sisters – Yetunde, Lyndrea and Isha – and seven half-siblings from their father’s side.
1.) …There is one day, I am going to wake up and I am going to say, “I’m done.” I know that when that will be but I will know the feeling and I don’t have that feeling yet. (And) I didn’t have it in the last year, with everything that happened, so when it comes, I’ll know.
2.) Everything comes at a cost. But, the question is just what are you willing to pay for it?
3.) I just never give up. I fight to the end.
4.) We all know who the real number one is. Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.
5.) I really think a champion is not defined by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall.
6.) The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.
7.) I just hate to lose. When I am on the court, it is like my life depends on it.
8.) Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you’ve ever had.
9.) When you’re playing the best player in the world, you’ve got to play well.
10.) I’m an athlete and I’m black, and a lot of black athletes go broke. I do not want to become a statistic, so maybe I overcompensate. But I’m paranoid. Oprah told me a long time ago, ‘You sign every check. Never let anyone sign any checks.
Quotations on Tennis
11.) Tennis is my job, but it’s not my life.
12.) When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I’m constantly having an argument with myself.
13.) You can’t go out and say, ‘I want a bag of never-say-die spirit.’ It’s not for sale. It has to be innate.
14.) What’s going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles, and doubles.
15.) You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.
16.) I was just tired of losing… Life was passing me by.
17.) There’s one thing I’m really good at, and that’s hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I’m excellent.
18.) Venus told me the other day that champions don’t get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn’t get nervous and just do the best I can.
Serena Williams on Family
19.) Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with hope.
20.) Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.
21.) Tennis just a game, family is forever.
22.) Luck has nothing to do with it because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.
23.) I can’t become satisfied, because if I get satisfied, I’ll be like, “Oh, I’ve won Wimbledon and I’ve won the U.S. Open. Now can I relax.” But now people are really going to be fighting to beat me.
24.) I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.
25.) Luck has nothing to do with it. I have spent many hours—countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time.
On Winning and Losing
26.) I don’t like to lose—at anything… Yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.
27.) I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy—it took me a while.
28.) I definitely have found a balance. I’ve had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.
29.) To this day, I don’t love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.
30.) If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.
31.) I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position.
32.) With a defeat, when you lose, you get up, you make it better, you try again. That’s what I do in life, when I get down, when I get sick, I don’t want to just stop. I keep going and I try to do more. Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying.
33.) I’m not used to crying. It’s a little difficult. All my life I’ve had to fight. It’s just another fight I’m going to have to learn how to win, that’s all. I’m just going to have to keep smiling.
34.) I’m a perfectionist. I’m pretty much insatiable. I feel there are so many things I can improve on.
35.) It’s only a crazy dream until you do it.
Serena Williams Fun Facts
A.) Serena’s career prize money earnings total $89 million, double that of her sister Venus.
B.) Her career highlights include 31 Grand Slam singles tournament appearances. Her 23 titles are second-most all-time (Australian Margaret Court holds the record at 24).
C.) Serena began playing tennis at the age of four.
D.) Williams enjoys listening to David Bowie’s song Fame during workouts and follows up with a Gatorade energy bar.
E.) Check out this amazing video of tennis trick shots featuring Serena Williams and Dude Perfect:
Trick Shots From Serena Video
What’s Next for Serena?
This has been a look at Serena Williams’s net worth, her endorsement deals and future earnings potential.
Even after her tennis career is over, Serena will undoubtedly continue to draw endorsement deals and appearances, as well as grow her business portfolio. Her net worth will likely multiply with each passing year.
By Greg Johnson & Mike O’Halloran
Greg writes about football, tennis, and sports. Mike, a former tennis instructor, is the editor and founder of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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