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20 Female Icon Celebrities Little Kids Can Look Up Too

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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When Serena Williams and Venus Williams came into the tennis game as a powerhouse duo, the world marveled at their skills and mastery of the sport. Since she ventured on her own, we get to see her for the unstoppable champion that she is. She turned the game on its head — forcing her fans and nay-sayers to understand that any dream was possible as long as discipline and drive were front-and-center. Serena received numerous endorsements and Olympic accomplishments that only fueled her unbeatable drive and discipline. The Women’s Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 in singles between from 2002-2017. She has been #1 for 319 weeks altogether, and is ranked at third in the Open Era tournaments (allows amateurs and professionals to compete with each other).

Serena is also a mom and wife, and after she had her baby was determined to get back in shape and take over the court again. She also founded a venture capital firm, Serena Ventures, which provides financial assistance to lucrative startups. In 2019, Forbes magazine reported that Serena is one of the richest self-made millionaires in the sports industry. She has an astonishing wealth of $250 million in addition to ongoing endorsements and contracts with big-wig companies like Nike.

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