From Courts to Forbes, Serena Williams is always creating history and we cannot be more proud. Here’s why Serena Williams has officially been declared as the first athlete to be in the richest self made women list by Forbes. How did she make it into the list with a net worth of $225 million? Well, it’s not all about working hard but also about working smart for Williams.
The sensational female tennis player has been wisely investing her funds in new start-up ventures for the past 5 years without bringing it to anyone’s notice! Yes, you heard that right! How was she able to make her capitalist firm- Serena Ventures a success?
Cover star Serena Williams is the 1st athlete ever to hit Forbes’ annual list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women, with an estimated fortune of $225 million.
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— Forbes (@Forbes) June 3, 2019
Well in the words of the queen herself, she says that she never wanted to be merely the face of her venture but she wants to be an active part of her firm. It is all of this that has made her the richest self made woman in the world.
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She quoted, ‘I want to be a part of it. I want to be the brand instead of just being the face’. For all you corporate investors wanting to learn the magic from the athlete, here’s your cue.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 4, 2019
Serena Ventures has been specifically investing in startups that were established by women and minorities. A massive 60% of her earnings come from these brands and companies, just because she put faith in the visions of these founders.
Plays safe in court and in coins!
Well, investments always come with hefty risks of whether or not it will be able to bring you profits. And one such key to ensuring that you don’t end up losing your assets in the process of gaining more, according to Serena Williams, is to make seed investments and not involve hefty funds in the startups.
This is something that has worked out really beautifully for Williams and she says, “ I learned you can’t overspend but I also learned that I love seed investing. It’s fun to get in there. I don’t gamble I don’t jump off buildings”.
This #BlackExcellence train isn't slowing down anytime soon:
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— Erin Ashley Simon (@erinasimon) June 4, 2019
Williams says she likes to play it safe as she is not the risk taker when it comes to investments and money. No matter what part of her life it may be, Serena Williams always fights like a good sport and keeps scoring big… and you’ve scored a point straight in our hearts Serena!