Serena Williams showed off her baby bump at the 2023 Met Gala alongside hubby Alexis Ohanian, welcoming a second child after Olympia; the tennis legend announced her retirement from the sport in 2022
With a combined net worth of US$330 million, this power couple sure know hows to splurge, from luxury properties and philanthropy to investing in start-ups focusing on women-owned businessesAlexis Ohanian, Olympia and Serena Williams are one happy – and rich – family. Photos: @alexisohanian/Instagram, Nest Seekers
Alexis Ohanian, Olympia and Serena Williams are one happy – and rich – family. Photos: @alexisohanian/Instagram, Nest Seekers
There are power couples in Hollywood like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, in politics like Barack and Michelle Obama, in pop music like Beyoncé and Jay-Z – and also in sports-tech, like Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian.
Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, has a net worth of more than US$260 million, thanks in large part to earning more than US$94 million in career prize money – considerably more than any other professional women’s tennis player. Meanwhile, her husband Ohanian has an estimated US$70 million net worth himself, giving the power couple a combined value of US$330 million.
Serena Williams’ lucrative tennis career, brand deals and other projects
Williams has earned millions from endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Beats by Dre, Gatorade, JPMorgan Chase, Tempur-Pedic, Aston Martin, Audemars Piguet, Intel and Wilson. Nike recently honoured their long-time partnership by naming a building after her.
Williams is still the second highest-paid woman in sports, just after Naomi Osaka, making US$45.9 million last year. All but US$1 million came from off-court earnings. She says she has never been motivated by money and never thought about checks. She even tried to deposit her first million-dollar check through a bank drive-through – and failed.