Serena Williams is the first athlete to make the Forbes Self-Made Women List. According to Forbes, she has an estimated net-worth of $225 million. Serena Williams has been back on the tennis court and continuing to drive forward with her own "Serena" brand and as an investor. She said, "I want to be the brand, instead of just being the face."
In April, Serena revealed to the world, Serena Ventures, her personal investing company. However, before the announcement, she had been quietly shelling money out to companies that empower women, support causes she cares for, and people of color. It is reported that those type of companies have 60% of her investing funds. for years. Her company is currently self-valued at $10 million, which is twice as much as the initial investment of $5 million she used to start the company. Serena is also fortunate to have Alexis Ohanian as her husband, the co-founder of Reddit, who she says she leans on when it comes to making sound investment decisions.
Serena Ventures invests in companies such as Coinbase, Honey Love, Billie, Daily Harvest, and MasterClass. Serena plans to jump into fashion as well. She wants to launch S by Serena, a jewelry line this year and at least 1 beauty product by 2020. Congratulations Serena, keep getting that money girl and being the Brand, not just the face.