Tennis pro Serena Jameka Williams, was born in Saginaw, Michigan on September 26, 1981. As one of 5 daughters, Serena is the youngest child of Richard and Oracine Williams. She is single with no children, and currently resides in Florida where she shares a home with her sister, Venus.
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2. Income & Salary
She currently ranks number 1 in the sport of women‰Ûªs tennis. Now 32, Serena began playing tennis at the tender age of 4. She was home schooled along with her older sister Venus, and was coached by their father, Richard Williams. She was discovered by tennis scouts as she along with her sister played on tennis courts in a crime ridden area of Compton, California. At the age of 9, Serena and her family moved to Palm Beach Florida where she attended a tennis school academy that honed her tennis skills. As the years progressed, she rose through the ranks and became the number one seeded player. Williams currently holds the record for winning the most major singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles. She has earned more than $47 million dollars in prize money throughout her tennis career. In addition to her tennis accomplishments, she has also won Olympic gold medals at the Sydney, Beijing and London games. Serena has also amassed a fortune in product endorsements, earning $15-$20 million a year. She has worked with Puma over the years, and in 2004, signed a $40 million deal to create a fashion line with Nike. She wears her fashions on the court when she plays in tournaments. In addition, she has her own designer apparel line called ‰ÛÏAneres‰Û, and launched a handbag and jewelry line in 2009. Her line is primarily sold on the Home Shopping Network.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Currently, Williams is the reigning French and US Open Ladies Singles champion. She has been regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time. With all of her businesses, Serena earns over $8 million dollars a year. Her net worth is estimated to be upwards of $100 million dollars.