Facts of Venus Williams
Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player who has an estimated net worth of $180 million at the moment. She was ranked no.1 by the Women’s Tennis Association for a total of 11 weeks on three occasions. She reached no. 1 ranking on 25th February 2002. At present, she is in the no.36 ranking.
Venus is considered one of the best woman tennis players of all time along with her sister Serena Williams. She has won four Olympic Gold medals, one in single and three in doubles, and one in silver mixed double. Here grab more details of her assets, expenses, insurance, charity, and personal details.
Venus Williams Net Worth Details, Income Sources, & Salary
According to thestreet.com, Venus has an estimated net worth of $180 million at present, whereas, Celebrity Net Worth estimated it to be near $95 million. She gathers her fortune from her professional career as a tennis player.
Venus became fond of tennis at a young age and her talents were recognized at the age of seven by a professional local tennis player Tony Chesta. She and her younger sister Serena Williams moved to California to attend the Rick Macci.
She turned professional on 31st October 1994 at the age of fourteen. Venus played only one match against world no.2 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, however, lost it. After her first loss, Venus trained hard and won matches against Amy Frazier, Iva Majoli, Irina Spirlea, Joannette Kruger.
Here is the list of her yearly earnings:
|1995||A five-year contract with Reebok||$12 million|
|2000||A five-year contract with Rebook||$40 million|
|2008||Career Prize Money||$3,780,000|
|2009||Career Prize Money ($3,120,000)||$15 million|
|2010||Career Prize Money ($2,610,000)||$15.5 million|
|2011||Career Prize Money (208,000)||$13 million|
|2012||Career Prize Money, Off Court Endorsements||$13,507,000 million|
|2013||Career Prize Money||$463,000|
As of 2019, with over 1000th match, Williams’s net worth is estimated around $180 million.
Did You Know? Venus was fined $3000 for not attending her mandatory post-match press conference.
She began her 2018 season at the Sydney International where she was the second seed. She lost her first round following a second-round loss against Angelique Kerber. She competed in the Fed Cup winning both her singles against Arantxa Rus and Richel Hogenkamp.
Venus began her US Open with a wildcard defeating Heather Watson and Maria Sakkari. At the tournament, she defeated 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Camila Giorgi.
She began her 2019 season with a friendly match against Serena at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Venus then played in the Auckland Open defeating Victoria Azarenka and Lauren Davis.
Venus Williams’s Endorsements Deals And Instagram Earnings
Williams is assumed to earn around $862,290 to $1,437,150 per post via Instagram. In 2007, she launched her own fashion line EleVen. Similarly, she launched an interior design firm, V Starr which is based in Palm Beach County.
Like other popular athletes, Venus endorsed with major brands like Reebok, Tide, Electronic Arts, Kraft, Ralph Lauren, Wilson, and many more.
Venus Williams’s Assets, House, Cars, Insurance, & Taxes
Venus lives a lavish lifestyle in her Florida mansion which is worth $2.695 million. The Williams sister spent over two years building the 8,500 square foot mansion with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Venus occupied the mansion after Serena moved on to her new house in 2013.
Venus has bought homes in various locations like New York City, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2014, Williams sold her a mid-century pavilion located in Nichols Canyon area Los Angeles to actress Ellen Page for $1.7 million.
Similarly, Venus owns an Audi which costs around $31,200, a Mercedes Benz costing around $66,100 to $73,500, a Jeep Renegade which ranges around $22,025. She owns three dogs two Cavalier King Charles spaniels which cost around $1,800 to $3,500, and a Havanese which ranges around $1k to $1,500 in the USA.
With a massive fortune comes a massive tax payment. Venus is reported to pay $3,630,499 per month Federal tax, $240,711 FICA tax, $509,551 State tax, and $4,380,761 total income taxes which is 10% of her total net worth which is $180 million.
Regarding her insurance, Venus has kept it under review and no information is available at the moment.
Venus Williams’s Charity Work
Besides her athletic career, she has also done good deeds. She has been involved in several foundations to raise funds and awareness in various fields. Here is a list of foundations she worked with:
- American Heart Association
- Elton John AIDS Foundation
- American Stroke Association
- Eva Longoria Foundation
- Serena Williams FundThe Heart Truth
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Save The Music Foundation
Venus Williams Personal Life: Childhood, Education, Marriage, and Children
Born as Venus Ebony Starr Williams on 17th June 1980 in Lynwood, California to Oracene Price, and Richard Williams. She holds American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic race. Williams grew up alongside her siblings in her hometown.
She attended local high school and later enrolled in the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She earned her associate degree in fashion design on 13th December 2007. Similarly, Venus received her bachelor degree in Business Administration from Indiana University East.
Talking about her personal life, Venus is not married. However, the 39-year-old tennis star is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend Nicholas Hammond. The couple is happily engaged.
Moreover, Venus dated a pro golfer Hank Kuegne for few years before separating in 2010. Similarly, she also dated model Elio Pis from 2012 to 2015.
Williams stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 185cm tall in height. Likewise, she weighs around 72.5kg or 160lbs. She has a fit hourglass body type with 35 inches bust, 26 inches waist, and 35 inches waist.