OK LogoPHOTOS

Serena Williams Becomes First Athlete To Make Forbes' World’s Richest Self-Made Women List

Serena Williams
Source: Getty

Jun. 4 2019, Updated 8:15 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Serena Williams is making history! The professional tennis player became the first athlete to make Forbes' World's Richest Self-Made Women list on Tuesday, June 4.

Article continues below advertisement

Watch!

Serena Williams
Source: Getty

According to Forbes, Serena, 37, who ranked number 80 on the list, has an estimated fortune of $225 million and her $29 million total income over the last year is the highest of her career.

Article continues below advertisement
Serena Williams
Source: Getty

"Honored to be the first athlete on @Forbes #SelfMadeWomen list," she wrote via Instagram on June 4.

Serena Williams
Source: Getty

While the athlete has raked in 23 Grand Slam titles over the years, most of her net worth comes from her brand rather than her tennis skills.

Article continues below advertisement
Serena Williams
Source: Getty

Serena recently revealed that she has invested in over 30 startup companies over the last five years. She also started Serena Ventures, which helps to fund others and launch companies.

Serena Williams
Source: Getty

Her clothing line S by Serena and her endorsement money from companies like Nike and JPMorgan Chase also brings in quite the pretty penny.

Article continues below advertisement
Serena Williams
Source: Getty

Other notable women to make the 2019 Forbes Richest Self-Made Women list include Oprah Winfrey at #10, Kylie Jenner at #23, Rihanna at #37, Madonna at #39, Celine Dion at #46, Beyoncé Knowles at #51, Kim Kardashian at #57, Taylor Swift at #60, Ellen DeGeneres at #63 and Reese Witherspoon at #77.

Serena Williams
Source: Getty

What do you think of Serena becoming the first athlete to be on Forbes' Richest Self-Made Women list? Let us know in the comments below!

Advertisement
More Stories

© Copyright 2021 Empire Media Group, Inc. OK! is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.