Serena Williams is a world champion professional tennis player who has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars. Serena Williams was born in Michigan but grew up in Compton, California. She and sister Venus Williams were steered towards tennis at a very early age.
WATCH: Venus Williams and Serena Williams are interviewed in this 1992 video as 12 and 11 year-olds respectively. Even then, they knew their potential as future champions and Serena even lets out that confidence that got her this year's US Open Tennis Championships.
Serena Williams, born September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan, began playing tennis early, enduring daily two-hour practices with her father at age three. In 1995, Serena turned pro, and, along with her sister Venus, enjoyed a run of high-profile victories. In 2009, Serena was fined and placed on probation for allegedly threatening a lineswoman, but is doing her best to move past the incident.