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Venus and Serena Williams Made so Much Money in Tennis They Bought the Dolphins



Venus Williams with Serena Williams

You probably know about the success Venus and Serena Williams have on the tennis court, but did you know they own an NFL team together? That’s right, the Williams sisters made so much money in tennis they teamed up to purchase a minority stake in the Miami Dolphins in 2009. They joined Jimmy Buffet and Jennifer Lopez as minority owners at the time.



Venus and Serena Williams have both had incredible tennis careers

The Williams sisters are two of the most successful tennis players in the history of the sport. They’ve combined for a whopping 30 Grand Slam titles and 122 titles in all. And that’s just in singles.

Serena is widely considered the best female tennis player ever. Her 23 singles Grand Slams are the most by any female tennis star in the Open Era. She also has more Grand Slam titles than any male player in history. Roger Federer leads all male players with 20.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Venus isn’t too shabby, either. She’s won seven Grand Slams herself and 49 total titles. Venus especially thrives at Wimbledon, where she has won five times.

The duo has also teamed up to win 14 Grand Slams in doubles, which puts them third all-time in the women’s doubles division. They have never lost a championship match together.

The Williams sisters are the two highest-paid female tennis players ever

Aside from their dominance on the court, the Williams sisters have also dominated female tennis from a financial perspective. According to Business Insider, Serena has earned $92.7 million in prize money over her incredible career. That’s by far the highest figure in women’s tennis history.

Venus is actually second on that list. She has earned $41.8 million on the court herself. Their success in singles and together in doubles combined to give both Williams sisters massive net worths.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Serena’s net worth today stands at $200 million. Her record prize money and many endorsements led to one of the highest net worths in the sport.

By comparison, Venus has a net worth of $95 million. The Williams sisters are easily one of the most successful and iconic sibling duos in all of sports. They used their massive combined wealth to invest in their other favorite sport.

Venus and Serena teamed up to buy part of the Dolphins in 2009

The Williams sisters have been Dolphins fans all their lives. In 2009, they made their dreams come true by becoming part owners of the franchise they grew up rooting for.

“To have this opportunity is really where our heart is,” Venus told the Associated Press in 2009. “We’re South Florida girls. When we get off the road, this is where we come home to. When we come home to Dolphins games, it’s going to be exciting.”

Venus and Serena became the first female African-American minority owners in the NFL that day. They still hold a minority stake in the franchise today, along with Fergie, Marc Anthony, and Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

The Williams sisters were trailblazers for female African-Americans in the tennis world, and they’ve been doing the same in the NFL for almost a decade. They crashed the party of a once male-dominated sport and made their impressive mark on the tennis court. Now, they’re doing it in the NFL.

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