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What’s Richard Williams’ net worth?

Richard Williams is an American tennis coach who has a net worth of $10 million {dollars}. Richard is the daddy of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.

Early Life

Richard Dove Williams Jr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on February 14, 1942. After graduating from highschool Richard ultimately settled in California.

Marriages and Youngsters

Not lengthy after shifting to California, Richard met Betty Johnson. They married in 1965. Richard and Betty had 5 youngsters earlier than they divorced in 1973. These youngsters have been Sabrina, Richard III, Ronner, Reluss and Reneeka. Betty had a daughter from a earlier relationship named Katrina who helped raised the children after Richard and Betty divorced.

In 1979 Richard met Oracene Value, who glided by “Brandy.” Brandy had two daughters from a earlier marriage to a person who died. Brandy and Richard married in 1980. Brandy labored as a nurse and Richard labored as a safety guared. They subsequently had two daughters, Venus – born on June 17, 1980 – and Serena – born on September 26, 1981.

Brandy and Richard raised their household in Compton, California. They in the end divorced in 2002.

Subsequent Richard started courting a lady named Lakeisha Juanita Graham, a neighborhood grocery retailer proprietor. This raised some eyebrows as Lakeisha was only one yr older than Venus. Richard and Lakeisha married in 2010. They welcomed a son in 2012 and divorced in 2017.

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Tennis

In some unspecified time in the future after shifting to Lengthy Seaside California, Richard was channel browsing and landed on the 1978 French Open. Polish participant Virginia Ruzici in the end received the ladies’s singles match. Richard wasn’t a lot within the tennis, what caught his eye was the $40,000 first place prize that Ruzici took house. That is the identical as round $170,000 in in the present day’s {dollars} after adjusting for inflation.

Richard determined then and there that his daughters Venus and Serena would change into tennis stars. He went as far as to write down up an 85-page recreation plan to make his daughters one of the best tennis gamers on the earth.

He started taking his daughters to public tennis courts to play tennis once they have been youngsters within the 80s. They’d generally observe from 6am till darkish.

After Venus was born, the household moved from California to Brandy’s hometown of Saginaw, Michigan. In 1981 they moved again to California, this time settling within the tough neighborhood of Compton.

In 1991 the household moved to Palm Seaside, Florida so the women may practice full-time away from the violence of Compton. In Florida a neighborhood coach named Rick Macci acknowledged the women’ potential and commenced coaching them extra professionally.

Venus went professional in 1994 when she was 14. Serena went professional the next yr.

In 1998 the sisters famously confronted off of their first main skilled match on the Australian Open. Venus was 17, Serena was 16. Venus received in straight units.

In 1999 Serena received the US Open on the age of 18. In 2000 Venus received Wimbledon on the age of 20. When Venus received Wimbledon, Richard could possibly be heard shouting “Straight outta Compton!” from the stands, a reference to the tune by the rap group N.W.A. which was additionally from Compton.

As everyone knows now Venus and Serena Williams, went on to dominate the skilled ladies’s tennis circuit for numerous years, and proceed to win main tournaments frequently.

All through the late 90s and early 2000s, he was fairly seen as their coach, however they’ve since moved on to different coaches. At present Richard is recurrently seen cheering them on from the stands now.

Venus and Serena Accomplishments

Throughout their respective careers thus far, Venus and Serena have received greater than 120 singles titles together with 30 Grand Slam singles titles. They’ve received 22 doubles titles collectively as teammates, 14 of which have been Grand Slams.

Mixed the sisters have earned greater than $175 million in match prize cash alone. They’ve earned a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands extra off the court docket from endorsements.

E-book

In 2014 Richard co-authored a e-book titled “Black and White: The Approach I See It.”

When not following his youngsters’s tennis careers, he focuses on pictures.

King Richard

In November 2021 a biographical movie about Richard referred to as “King Richard” was launched by Warner Bros. Footage. Within the movie he’s portrayed by Will Smith.


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