If anyone is in the running as the GOAT of tennis, it would be Venus Williams. The athlete made her professional debut on the court when she was just 14 years old, and she has gone on to become one of the world’s most famous tennis superstars. Keep reading to find out how Venus’s net worth and how makes money.

What Is Venus William’s Net Worth

The California native has amassed a staggering net worth of $95 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth

Venus’ grand slam tennis career is still going strong, as she played at Wimbledon in July 2023. She’s made a pretty penny from her wins, taking the top place of prize money earners in 2001 and 2017. She is second only to sister Serena Williams in women’s tennis all-time career prize money winnings. As of March 2022, she had earned $42 million.

How Does Venus Williams Make Money Outside of Tennis?

While her strong suit is tennis, Venus has branched out into other business ventures, such as becoming the CEO of her interior design company, V Starr Interiors, in Florida. 

Not only that, she also partnered with fashion retailer Steve & Barry’s to launch her clothing line, EleVen, and became a minority owner of the football team the Miami Dolphins with her younger sister Serena.

What Is Sister Serena Williams’ Net Worth

Serena is tied for the most grand slam wins of all time, with 23 to her name. She retired in September 2022 following the U.S. Open as one of the greatest female athletes in history. The champ has an estimated $250 million net worth and rakes in the big bucks from multiple endorsements, including Nike and Kraft Foods, as well as earnings from her storied tennis career.  

In February 2022, the sisters opened up about playing against one another on the court in a video interview with Harper’s Bazaar. 

Venus Williams Net Worth: How Much Money the Athlete Makes
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“So, we have competed against each other 31 times, which is nuts,” Venus said, when asking Serena what she looked forward to in life. 

Serena noted that she likes it “when we’re on this team together,” to which Venus agreed as the two playfully dissed each other about their athletic abilities. Serena then wondered what she and Venus would “compete against off of the court.” 

Six months later, Serena announced her retirement from the sport in August 2022 following decades of a successful career alongside her older sister. 

Has Venus Williams Sought a Career In Hollywood?

Alongside Serena, Venus served as an executive producer on the highly successful biopic film King Richard, which centers on the Williams sisters’ adolescence and career beginnings. 

The movie shed light on a few endorsement opportunities Venus has received in the past, including one with Reebok for $12 million when she was just 15 years old, which equates to more than $20 million now. 

Has Venus Williams Sought Equal Pay for Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players?

As a dedicated advocate for equal pay among female athletes, Venus has spoken out about the wage gap between men and women tennis players. 

“The #PrivilegeTax movement is what we’ve coined as this real data that shows that women only make 82 cents for every dollar that men make, and it’s a serious problem,” she told E! News in March 2022. 

Venus then noted the reason she is “passionate” about this topic is because “this happened to [her].” 

“I’m very excited to be partnering with many companies to close this gap, to raise awareness, to raise money at a grassroots level and also partner with Credit Karma, who has made this happen within their organization in the last few years,” she added. “I want to make sure that this gap has been closed.”