Is Venus Williams Richer Than Serena Williams?

Published 05/15/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are two of the most influential athletes in the sports fraternity. But besides the 30 Grand Slam singles titles between them, the Williams sisters have also championed the business world successfully.

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In fact, Venus and Serena both have expanded their occupation to numerous business verticals. They have generated a great deal of wealth from ground zero. This begs the intriguing question- which of the Williams sisters is richer?

Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard Williams and sister Venus Williams after her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams: Net Worth 2021

First, the seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams is the elder of the two sisters. Besides her affluent tennis career, she owns an athletic-wear line called EleVen, a plant-based diet company Happy Vikings, and an interior designer firm V Starr.

Additionally, the 40-year-old also has prize money and endorsement deals to add to her fortune. As of June last year, Venus has an estimated net worth of $95 million.

Comparatively, her younger sister, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, has found enormous success both on and off the court. Outside tennis, Serena Williams also has her fashion line named S by Serena.

Moreover, the 39-year-old is an avid investor and has a venture capital firm called Serena Ventures. Currently, the firm has invested in more than 30+ small startups. She also has a jewelry line – Serena Williams Jewelry.

Consequently, Serena entered the Forbes 100 Richest Self-Made American Women in 2020. She has an estimated net worth of $225 million.

In addition, the Williams sisters together have an interest share in the American football team Miami Dolphins.

Also, they are both reputed for their philanthropic work.

Thus, the Williams sisters will go down in history for more than their tennis records. However, their undying love for tennis makes them remarkable athletes.

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Serena and Venus’ undying love for tennis

Inarguably, Venus and Serena have paved the way for women athletes worldwide. Even after two decades, they are the leading examples for the younger generation of athletes, even outside tennis.

Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

At 40 and 39, the Williams sisters continue to contribute to tennis. Moreover, their passion and hunger for titles are still quite vocal in their game.

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Most significantly, Serena eyes winning a Grand Slam title this year. It will bring her equal to Australian legend Margaret Court’s Most Grand Slams record.

Presently, the Williams sisters are in Italy, where they will play the Emilia Romagna Open. Hopefully, they will continue to lead one and all by the example of their greatness.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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