Venus Williams Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born Venus Ebony Starr Williams on the 17th June 1980 in Lynwood, California USA, Venus is a former number one ranked professional tennis player, and still in the top 10 in early 2017, after losing the final of the Australian Open grand slam tournament to her sister Serena..

So just how rich is Venus Williams? Her net worth is estimated by authoritative sources to be over $75 million as of early 2017, most of her wealth having come from tennis tournament winnings, and associated sponsorships.

Venus Williams Net Worth $75 Million

Williams’ family moved to Florida for coaching in support of Venus’ and Serena’s talent, and she became a professional tennis player at the age of fourteen when she debuted at the Bank of the West Tournament, Oakland. Venus has competed consistently since then, winning 49 tournaments world-wide, including seven ‘grand slams’, five at Wimbledon and two US titles, aside from 14 grand slam titles in womens’ doubles and two in mixed doubles, She also has an Olympic singles gold medal – from Sydney in 2000 – and three doubles gold medals, four being a record for both sexes, and from four Olympics also being a record.

Venus has set several other marks along the way, including playing in a record 73 grand slams, in early 2017 setting a record of 20 years between her first grand slam final at the US Open in 1997, to her latest at the Australian Open – becoming the oldest women’s finalist in the process. At one stage Venus held the record for the fastest female serve in tennis at 128.6 miles an hour. Furthermore, Venus was the first female tennis player of African-American origin to be ranked number one. She has also won several awards, including WTA Newcomer of the Year in 1997, WTA Player of the Year and Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman of the Year both in 2000 among many others, and somewhat differently, the US Open Sportsmanship Award in 2016,

In addition to tennis, in 2007 Venus graduated with a degree in fashion design, from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, in order to help establish a fashion brand with sister Serena – they called their line of fashion clothing EleVen. Venus has her own interior design line too, called V Starr Interiors after her middle name. Williams also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana University East in 2015,

Speaking of other business ventures, Venus endorses such brands as Tide, Ralph Lauren, Kraft Foods, Electronic Arts as well as sports equipment maker Wilson. The sisters have also become minority owners of the Miami Dolphins football team, which decreased Venus’ net worth in the short term, but should be a money-spinner in the long run.

In her personal life, Venus remains single, but formerly dated pro golfer Hank Kuehne, and is apparently currently dating Cuban model Elio Pis. She participates in raising money for charity, including the Gender Equality initiative for UNESCO.. She is based in Palm Beach, Florida.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 17, 1980
Birth place: Lynwood, California, United States
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight:165 lbs (75 kg)
Profession:Tennis player, Entrepreneur, Writer
Education:Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Indiana University East
Nationality:American
Parents:Oracene Price, Richard Williams
Siblings:Serena Williams, Yetunde Price, Lyndrea Price, Isha Price
Awards:Tennis at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's singles (gold), Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics - Women's Doubles (gold), Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's doubles (gold), US Open Sportsmanship Award (2016)
Nominations:WTA Newcomer of the Year (1997), WTA Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman of the Year (2000), Australian Open - F (2003 (2003), 2017), French Open - F (2002), Wimbledon - W (2000 (2000), 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008), US Open - W (2000 (2000), 2001)
Movies:Venus and Serena (2012 (2012), doc.), Raising Tennis Aces: The Williams Story (2002), Serena (2016)
facebook.com/VenusWilliams
twitter.com/venuseswilliams
instagram.com/venuswilliams
imdb.com/name/nm1102988
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_William


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Lives in Palm Beach, Florida with her sister, Serena Williams, and two dogs, Jackie (a Jack Russell terrier) and Lauralie (a Maltese). [2009]
2Release of her book, "How to Play Tennis: Learn How to Play Tennis with the Williams Sisters" by Venus and Serena Williams. [2004]
3Venus and her sister, Serena Williams, have become limited owners of the Miami Dolphins. [August 2009]
4Daughter of Richard Williams and Oracene Williams.
5Longtime companion is pro golfer Hank Kuehne.
6Seeded no. 23, she beat her own 2005 record as the lowest women's seed to win Wimbledon's single title (2007).
7First woman in 70 years to win the Wimbeldon Ladies Title having saved a Championship Point, 2005. Helen Wills Moody won the title in 1935 having saved Championship Point.
8Won her fifth Grand slam title and her third Wimbledon in July 2005.
9First woman to win an Olympic gold medal in singles and doubles (with Serena) since 1924. Singles titles: Wimbledon (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007); U.S. Open (2000). Doubles titles (with Serena): Australian Open (2000, 2003); Wimbledon (2000, 2002); Roland Garros (1999); U.S. Open (1999).
10At the 2005 Nasdaq-100 Open, she defeated Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, snapping a six-match and three-and-a-half-year losing streak to her younger sister.
11Her fastest serve was clocked during French Open tennis tournament 2007 at 128 miles per hour. Her second fastest serve was clocked at 127.4 mph during the Zurich Indoors 98 against French tennis player Mary Pierce.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003President's AwardImage Awards· Serena Williams

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BET AwardBET AwardsSportswoman of the Year
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete
2012Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete
2010Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete


Filmography

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strong Island2017Documentary thank you

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Clay Heroes2016Herself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Tennis Champion
Try Not to Smile or Laugh2016TV Series shortHerself
Today at Wimbledon2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Spectator
Wimbledon2004-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Spectator
Serena2016DocumentaryHerself
French Open Live 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
French Open Live 20152015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Health Report2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Venus and Serena2012DocumentaryHerself
Today2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Favorite Female Athlete
125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious2011TV Movie documentaryHerself - 5-Times Wimbledon Champion
Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Conan2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Shank!2010TV SeriesHerself
US Open 20102010TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
Wimbledon Championships 20102010TV SeriesHerself
French Open 20102010TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
US Open 20092009TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
Wimbledon Championships 20092009TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Iconoclasts2008TV Series documentary
The Minerva Awards 2008: Billie Jean King2008ShortHerself - Interviewee
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2008TV SeriesHerself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Wimbledon Official Film 20082008Documentary
Count on Sports2008Video shortHerself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHerself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2008TV SeriesHerself - Professional Tennis Player (segment "Venus' World")
US Open 20082008TV Mini-SeriesHerself (2008)
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2007TV SeriesHerself
Props2007TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Top Ten List Presenter
The History of Argentine Tennis2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
14th Annual ESPY Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Punk'd2005TV SeriesHerself
Venus and Serena: For Real2005TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
2005 Trumpet Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1995-2005TV SeriesHerself
Charity Jam2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Closeups2004TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself
Fashion Rocks2004TV MovieHerself
Open Access2004TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sesame Street2004TV SeriesHerself
Les clefs de bagnole2003Herself (on the background behind Pierre Richard at the French Open) (uncredited)
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Raising Tennis Aces: The Williams Story2003Video documentaryHerself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHerself
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Wimbledon Official Film 20012001DocumentaryHerself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Simpsons2001TV SeriesHerself
Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad2000TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Wimbledon: Official Film 20002000Herself
Wimbledon: A History of the Championships2000DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHerself
The Most Fascinating Women of 19971997TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Professional Tennis Player
Breakfast2017TV SeriesHerself
Wimbledon2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Wimbledon Classics2015TV SeriesHerself
French Open Live 20152015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Today at Wimbledon2014TV SeriesHerself
Wimbledon 2014: The Funniest Moments from the Championships2014Video shortHerself (uncredited)
Irrefutable Proof That Serena Williams Is a Man2014Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself

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