Serena Williams

Serena Williams is a highly regarded tennis champion, entrepreneur, investor, fashion designer, and executive producer. Considered among the greatest tennis players of all time, she was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. She won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time.

Off the court, Serena established her venture capital firm, Serena Ventures in 2017, which focuses on investing in women and founders of color and has since built a portfolio of over 20 early-stage companies. That same year, Serena launched her clothing label, S By Serena.

In addition to her fashion and investment ventures, Serena is a published author and executive producer. In 2023, she introduced her multimedia production company, Nine Two Six Productions. This endeavor aims to elevate female and diverse voices through inspiring content.

In 2016, Serena Williams and Venus Williams honored their late sister by founding the Yetunde Price Resource Center, a non-profit that collaborates with other organizations to offer healing-centered and trauma-informed programs to victims of violence.

Year Honored: 2024
Birth: 1981 -
Born In: Michigan
Achievements: Athletics, Business