Venus Ebony Starr Williams was born on June 17th 1980 in Lynwood, CA.
She was introduced to tennis on the public courts of Los Angeles by her dad, who discovered her talent in the sport. When she was four years old she had her first tennis lessons. She lived in a very dangerous neighborhood. One day when she was practicing she had to duck from gunfire, from local gangs. Gangs started recognizing Venus, and offered her protection. Kids parents spent thousands of dollars for private tennis lessons for them, but Venus didn't have that money. That Venus got bullied to the point where her dad tried to get her to quit. But she didn’t.
Venus Williams went to college at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2007, and Indiana University East. She has a degree in business, and fashion. She says every athlete needs a plan for the future.
She has won 7 grand slam titles.
WTA Earnings- 40.5 Million Dollars $$
Net Worth- 95 Million Dollars $$
She still plays tennis now, and along with her sister are one of the best players in the world.