Congratulations to Serena Williams! The 37-year-old tennis champion 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.
Reportedly, the vast majority of her fortune is made off the court. Over the past five years, she’s been quietly dropping money into 34 startups. In April, Williams formally announced that Serena Ventures is open for business, to fund others and launch companies herself.
Serena, who shares a 22-month-old daughter with husband Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, says
“I want to be a part of it. I want to be in the infrastructure. I want to be the brand, instead of just being the face.”