Richard Williams Net Worth

Richard Williams Net Worth
Net Worth: $25 Million
Salary: $400,000 Per Year
Real Name: Richard Dove Williams Jr
Date of Birth: 14th February 1942
Age: 82 years old
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession: Tennis Coach, Author
Nationality: American
Updated: 29th June 2023
Richard Williams Net Worth:
$25 Million

Richard Williams's Salary

$400,000 Per Year

Richard Williams is a tennis coach who is the father of two sports icons, Venus and Serena Williams. Both of his daughters are among the best players to have ever competed in women’s tennis. During their time as mentor and pupils, the Williams Sisters captured several major tournament singles and doubles championships. 

Despite all the accolades, Williams is best known for being the Williams Sisters’ father rather than a professional tennis coach. 

What is Richard Williams’s Net Worth?

Richard William’s net worth is estimated at $25 million. He has lived in obscurity since the professional split with his daughters. But Williams has re-gained some attention with the release of a movie based on his life last winter. Actor Will Smith played Williams in the autobiographical film “King Richard.”

No confirmation if Warner Bros paid Williams for the rights to his life story. The primary source of his wealth came as an American tennis coach. After the breakup with his daughters, Williams trained other tennis players with moderate success. 

Also, he secured endorsement money during his time with Venus and Serena Williams. And recently, he co-authored a biographical book with Bart Davis.

Richard William’s New Worth By Year

2018: $18 million

2019: $19.5 million

2020: $21 million

2021: $$23.5 million

2022: $25 million

Who is Richard Williams?

Richard Doe Williams Jr was born on February 14th, 1942, to Richard Williams and Julia Mae Metcalf in Shreveport, Louisiana. His family has remarked on how athletic he was as a young man but did not have much to say about his personal life. Williams did not have a personal relationship with his father, who left the family when he was young. King Richard promised to be a part of his children’s lives, which was something his father could not provide. 

After graduating from high school, Williams moved to Michigan before settling in Compton, California. He encouraged his two daughters to play tennis at an early age. Williams and his wife, Oracena Brady, decided to take their two children out of school. Together, they chose to homeschool Venus and Serena Williams. They felt it was the right decision to maximize their practice time on public tennis courts.

In 1995, Williams moved his family to Florida. He wanted to enroll his children in Rick Macci’s Tennis Academy. However, their stay was short as Williams disagreed with how his daughters were being trained. Moving forward, Williams felt it was in his children’s best interest that he become their tennis coach. 

His goal was simple: Williams wanted to make Serena and Venus Williams world tennis champions. Under his tutelage, daughter Serena Williams won the 1999 US Open singles title, and Venus won the 2000 Wimbledon Ladies Championship.

Key Facts about Richard Williams

  • Richard Williams chose tennis for his two daughters, Serena and Venus Williams, because of the lack of diversity in the sport. He felt they could become trailblazers in the sport and increase the prize money offered in women’s tennis tournaments.
  • No question, Williams wanted his daughters to become iconic tennis players in the sport. But at the same time, he wanted to consider a great father more than a great tennis coach.
  • King Richard had to protect Serena and Venus Williams from being harassed by Long Beach, California gangs while practicing at local public tennis courts. In fact, one gang member broke his nose after he repeatedly refused to leave during tennis lessons. Williams wrote about the encounter in his autobiographical book. 
  • King Richard wrote a 78-page plan on how to make his two girls tennis champions before they were actually born. In fact, he showed the plan to renowned tennis instructor Rick Macci with hopes he would consider training them. 
  • Williams rejected Nike’s first shoe deal offer to Venus Williams. The sporting goods company offered the family a reported $3 million deal to build their tennis brand around her. Many in the industry thought King Richard was foolish to decline the offer. Instead, Williams waited and negotiated a deal for his daughter with Reebok. The deal was worth five years/$12 million. 

What is to Come for Richard Williams?

Recently, health issues have hindered Richard Williams’ opportunity to add to his net worth. He suffered a stroke in 2016 but was able to return to good health after extensive rehabilitation. Two years later, Williams suffered a series of mini-strokes. No one from his immediate family would provide an update on his current condition. But from all accounts, he is in stable condition. However, Williams has been seen publicly since sustaining those series of mini-strokes.

Richard Williams FAQs

What is Richard Williams’ net worth?

Richard Williams’ net worth is an estimated $25 million USD.

How much money does Richard Williams earn?

Richard Williams earns $400,000 from various sources.

How tall is Richard Williams?

Richard Williams is 6 feet tall.

How old is Richard Williams?

Currently, Richard Williams is 80 years old. 

When is Richard Williams’ birthday?

Richard Williams’ birthday is February 14th.

Richard Williams FAQs

What is Richard Williams Net Worth?

Richard Williams net worth is currently $25 million USD.

How much money does Richard Williams earn?

Richard Williams earns $400,000 per year from various sources.

How tall is Richard Williams?

Richard Williams is 6 ft (1.83 m)

How old is Richard Williams?

Richard Williams is currently 82 years old.

When is Richard Williams birthday?

Richard Williams birthday is on 14th February.