Venus Williams Bio: Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Tennis and Boyfriend
Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player. She is the world no.1 in WTA rankings. The 41 years old is considered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time along with her sister, Serena Williams. She remained at the no.1 spot in WTA singles rankings for 19 weeks and became the first African American to do so in the open era. This article summaries Venus Williams Net worth, tennis career, achievements, early life and boyfriends.
Venus Williams Net Worth and endorsements
Till now, the American has earned $42,173,992 for her tennis career as a prize money. Venus Williams is the second highest earning WTA ever after her sister Serena Williams. She also earns around $10.5 million from salaries, match-winning prizes, and endorsement deals. Venus is the Chief Sporting Officer of the brand Aston Martin. Williams currently resides in her waterfront beach worth $10 million in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
She endorses brands such as Nike, Wilson, Gatorade, Pepsi, Beats headphones, IBM, Intel, and many other top brands. Also, she has owned a small stake in the NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.
Venus Williams Career
At the age of 14, she turned professional in 1994. She entered the top 100 rankings in 1997. Venus reached her first grand slam finals in 1997. The American reached the US Open finals where she lost to Martina Hinings. Venus defeated Joannette Kruger in the IGA Tennis Classic’s final in Oklahoma City to win her first WTA singles title.
In the year 1999, Venus Williams won her first grand slam title. She won the French Open doubles title with her sister Serena Williams. In the very next year, she won the Wimbledon singles titles. Furthermore, she earned a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics against Elena Dementieva in the final. This started the dominance of the Williams sisters in tennis.
She reached no.1 spot in WTA singles rankings in 2002 after she won Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts and the Open Gaz de France. Her form kept depleting post 2005. Moreover, injuries made things all the more worse for her.
Venus Williams: About
|Full Name||Venus Ebony Starr Williams|
|Birth Date||June 17, 1980|
|Birth Place||Lynwood, California, United States|
|Residence||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States|
|Education||Indiana University East
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
|Father’s Name||Richard Williams|
|Mother’s Name||Oracene Price|
|Age||41 Years Old|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lbs)|
|Favorite Tennis Player||Serena Williams, Roger Federer|
|Playing style||Right Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)|
|Active years (Senior Career)||1994 – present (professional player)|
|Marital Status||Unmarried (Single)|
|Net Worth||$95 million|
|Annual Earnings||$10.5 million|
|Prize Money||$41.89 million|
|Endorsements||Wilson, Electronic Arts, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Nike, Gatorade, Pepsi|