Serena Williams has been announced as one of the investors behind a bid to buy Premier League club Chelsea FC. Sir Lewis Hamilton has also joined the bid – but what is his net worth?
Tennis legend Serena Williams has reportedly joined a bid to buy Chelsea FC.
She would commit £10m to the bid to buy Chelsea alongside seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.
The bid is led by former British Airways chairman Sir Martin Broughton and aims to take over the club, stuck in a financial quagmire following sanctions against current owner Roman Abramovich.
Williams is one of the most successful tennis players of all time and has 23 Grand Slam singles titles to her name, which puts her behind the top ranked and Australian Margaret Court.
Serena’s success means that she has earned huge amounts of money during her career and is considered one of the best tennis players of all time.
So how much is Serena worth?
How much is Serena Williams worth?
Serena Williams is said to be worth a colossal £191million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The tennis star, 40, is miles ahead of the list of women’s tennis earners, thanks to 73 titles to her name.
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) claims she has earned the equivalent of £76m from her championship success alone. Second on the list is sister Venus with just over £32million.
Allowing Serena to increase her enormous wealth is partly thanks to her endorsements including Nike, Wilson and Ford, and she is also married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Forbes has a list of sponsors that contribute to its wealth. They are the following
- Anheuser-Busch InBev
- Audemars Piguet,
- A way
- beat electronics
- Ford engines
- JPMorgan Chase
- Procter & Gamble
- Wilson Sporting Goods
Can Serena Williams buy Chelsea?
Serena Williams has been savvy in her investments earned through her sports endorsements and career awards and would likely have the capital to invest in a bid to buy Chelsea.
Her net worth means she wouldn’t come close to having the billionaire sums needed to buy the club, but she is capable of investing in a consortium.
The Broughton-led bid is one of three finalists being considered by US investment bank Raine Group, which is overseeing the bid.
Forbes reports that she has already invested in 66 startups through her venture capital firm Serena Ventures and “serves on the boards of Poshmark and SurveyMonkey’s parent company, Momentive.”
Williams already has a track record in sports ownership and owns an estimated 0.5% stake in the Miami Dolphins NFL team.
In January, it was announced that Williams would invest in Los Angeles-based women’s soccer club Angel City, alongside Eva Longoria and Natalie Portman.