Venus Williams experienced a resurgent 2017 as she finished runner-up in the Australian Open and at the Wimbledon and reached the semi-finals of the US Open.
As a result of her impressive performances, she finished the year on the fifth rank and an estimated net worth of $95 million which makes her the second highest earning WTA professional of all time behind her sister, Serena Williams.
VENUS WILLIAMS NET WORTH
It is understood that Venus Williams earned about $38 million on the court through her impressive performances this year. She won an impressive $5.47 million in prize money alone on tour in 2017, which is the highest in women’s tennis.
This was a big improvement from 2016 where she received only an estimated $15 million through earnings as a professional tennis player, with $11 million of the sum being earned through endorsements.
VENUS WILLIAMS EARNINGS
She also received $10 million in endorsements from partners which include Wilson, Electronic Arts and Ralph Lauren among others.
Apart from her fledgling tennis career, Venus Williams is also a fashion designer and has collaborated with Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg, and also owns a design company named V Starr Interiors.
In 2009, she bought a small stake in the popular NFL team Miami Dolphins.
However, Venus’ greatest earnings have been through her sponsorship deals. At a young age of 14, she signed a promotional deal with Reebok. In 2013, she signed a deal with Nike which was worth a minimum of $40 million which was twice the amount based on her performance.
Among the many things which Venus shares with Serena is the mansion in Ballen Isles, Palm Beach Florida. The property was bought back in 1998 for over half a million dollars. The property was being valued at $4.5 million in 2016.
|Age||Source of Wealth|
|37||Tennis, Fashion Designing, Writing|
|$38 million||$10 million|
|Ballen Isles, Palm Beach Florida||Wilson, Electronic Arts, Ralph Lauren.|
|Dating Cuban model, Elio Pis||American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Eva Longoria Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Save The Music Foundation, Serena Williams Fund,The Heart Truth.|