Serena Williams just made history again!
The tennis star has become the first athlete ever to make Forbes‘ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women.
According to the magazine, she’s sitting on an estimated $225 million fortune, thanks in large part to her business savvy.
Aside form her investments, she also has multiple clothing lines and endorsement deals that are doing well economically.
“I want to be in the infrastructure. I want to be the brand, instead of just being the face,” she said in her interview.
Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, weighed in on his wife’s inspiring vision:
“Firms know Serena is a hugely valuable strategic investor,” he told Forbes. “I think it is the best of all opportunities, and she can essentially cherry-pick from the top VC firms on deals that are interesting that come her way and at the same time she still has her own deal flow from folks who want her to invest.”
Williams invested in 34 startups over the past five years. The value of her portfolio has doubled to more than $10 million, according to Forbes.
Serena Williams has 23 Grand Slam titles under her belt. Her net worth is estimated to be roughly $180 Million.