If you want to look to a model of success, there are very few people who are as accomplished as Venus Williams. In addition to being one of the most awarded and successful tennis players of all time, she is also a model of business success, after transitioning to a career as an interior designer. For the millions of men and women who know Venus Williams and the work ethic that she has put into her career, there is no denying that she is a model for success in today’s market.
Who is Venus Williams?
Venus Williams is most know for being an American professional tennis players. She is the former number one player in the world, and as of November, 2015 she was ranked as No. 7 in the world. She was the first black American woman to ever be ranked as the No. 1 player in the world. She has seven Grand Slam single titles and is regarded as one of the greatest professional tennis players of all times. She trails only to her sister Serena in terms of having the most single title wins of any active women’s tennis player.
While being one of the top 10 tennis players in the world, Venus Williams also took classes and received her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is also pursusing a bachelor’s degree in the school of business through Indiana University Easy, with a long-term plan to receive her MBA. She has her own fashion line EleVen.
Venus Williams is also the CEO of her own interior design firm, V Starr Interiors, which is located in Jupiter Florida. In addition to doing personal work and design for several residences and businesses in Palm Beach, her company has designed the set of the Travis Smiley Show and the Olympic athlete apartments as part of New York City’s failed attempt to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
How Much is Venus Williams Worth?
While numbers vary due to her rapidly growing and expanding businesses, it is estimated that Venus Williams is worth $75 million as of 2016.
Our Favorite Venus Williams Quotes
In addition to looking at Venus Williams’ career as inspiration, one of the best ways to really learn from Williams’ success is to look at some of her most prolific quotes. There is no denying that the tennis star knows a thing or two about multi-tasking and about having a diverse career. She also knows about the hard work it takes to have such a diverse career. Here are some of our personal favorite quotes from Venus Williams:
“I don’t have time to be negative.”
“Life is challenging but I’m always up for a challenge.”
“If you’re not a competitor, you’ve just got to go home.”
“If I don’t wear something I feel confident in, I don’t play as well.”
“You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner.”