Serena Williams just scored a major first, and all we have to say is…yaaasss, queen!
The professional tennis player, 37, is the first athlete to make Forbes’s annual list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women, with an estimated fortune of $225 million. The mag announced Williams’s accomplishment prior to releasing the full catalog of names, and damn, talk about impressive.
The athlete’s net worth comes from her 23 Grand Slam wins, along with various side businesses. However, her most noteworthy business achievement is her new investment company, Serena Ventures, which has been secretly investing in forward-thinking companies for the past five years.
In addition to appearing on the cover of Forbes’s special issue (hits newsstands June 30), Williams also sat down for an interview with the mag, where she discussed this latest business venture and confirmed that she’s taking a hands-on approach.