Host of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Shows, Serena Williams talked about her recent retirement from tennis, but also about her eventual back. Serena said goodbye to tennis at the US Open, a men's tournament won by Carlos Alcaraz and a women's tournament won by Iga Swiatek.
Serena's retirement was followed a few days later by another tennis icon, Roger Federer, in what was an epochal September. Former number 1 in the world, Serena is the richest tennis player ever and one of the richest women in the world.
Thanks to smart investments and targeted partnerships. Serena said: "I have devoted my whole life to tennis and have often had to give up everything else. There are so many things I have wanted to do for so many years, and I have always put them off.
Now I have to enjoy these things. Tom Brady retired and then thought about it? Brady has ushered in a wonderful trend!"
Serena Williams the richest ever
With her victories alone, the American champion has earned about 100 million dollars, and her wealth, according to the portal Celebrity Net Worth, is around 250 million.
Among her main investments, Serena Williams launched her venture capital fund, Serena Ventures, in 2008, which she has invested in over 70 startups over the years. Last March, the tennis champion's venture capital firm announced that her new vehicle, focused on high-growth early-stage companies, had exceeded $ 110 million in collections.
The main companies in the portfolio include SendWave, MasterClass and Daily Harvest. At the end of June, an investment of 17 million was also announced in Zigazoo, an education startup on NFT for children. Serena Ventures, the holding company she founded in 2014 with an initial budget of $ 111 million.
Currently the company has different types of investments made in over 60 start-ups active in the most disparate sectors: from e-commerce to cryptocurrencies, from nutrition to personal hygiene, through digital finance and the Miami Dolphins, the team of football of her heart and of which she has been a shareholder since 2009.
Among the main brands of which Serena is testimonial are Nike, Wilson, Rolex, Gatorade, Delta Air Lines, IBL, Intel and Pepsi.