About Venus and Serena Williams’ Brother, Richard Williams III

March 22, 2024
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Who is Richard Williams III?

He’s only known as the brother of the tennis superstars, Venus and Serena Williams, and is their half-sibling from their father’s side. Richard Williams III prefers to keep his life away from the media’s attention, however, here are some facts about him.

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Early life, family, and education

Richard Williams III is believed to have been born in the late ’60s and so is speculated to be around 55 years of age. His mother, Betty Johnson, married Richard Williams II, in the early 1960s, and besides Richard, they had four more children, namely Sabrina, Ronner, Reneeka and Reluss.

All of them prefer to live a low-key life, except Sabrina who decided to break the silence about her and her siblings, but who lived in poverty while their father was making millions with their half-sisters. After the premiere of the movie “King Richard” in 2021, Sabrina said that he was ‘only a king in his head’.


Sabrina told the US Sun that her father told her that he was going to buy her a bike, but never returned, adding that he dumped his wife and five kids, after which they struggled financially. Their mother, Betty, died of cancer, however, Sabrina said that long before her death, Betty stopped ‘giving a damn’ about Richard, the man who left her with five children, the youngest just an eight-week-old baby.

When it comes to Richard III’s educational background, it’s assumed that he is at least a high school matriculate.


What is he doing for a living?

Despite all efforts, we could find more information about Venus and Serena’s brother, Richard. There are no reliable sources on his current occupation, and no information on whether he’s married or has children.

Perhaps we will find out more about him when his sister Sabrina releases her announced book about their father, how he left them, and how he kept them a secret.

Briefly about his sister Venus

Born Venus Ebony Starr Williams under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 17 June 1980, this 42-year-old American professional tennis player was a world Number One, both in singles and doubles; she won seven Grand Slam singles championships, winning twice at the US Open, and five times at Wimbledon.


Venus was coached by her father Richard Williams and her mother, Richard’s second wife Oracene Price, and spent her early days in their home in Lynwood, California USA. When
she was thirteen, the family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, so that Venus and Serena could attend the famous Rick Macci’s tennis academy. However, in 1995, Richard took girls out of the academy and coached them at their home.

When it comes to her personal life, Venus dated golfer Hank Kuehne from 2007 to 2010. In 2012, she began dating Cuban model, Elio Pis, through until 2015. Two years later, Venus was in a relationship with Nicholas Hammond, and their relationship lasted until 2019.

When comes to Venus’ educational background, in 2007, she received her associate degree in fashion design, from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, while in 2011, she enrolled at Indiana University East, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration in 2015.


Venus is the owner of the interior design company V Starr Interiors, and has her own fashion line, EleVen. In 2009, Venus and her sister Serena became minority owners of the National Football League (NFL) team Miami Dolphins, which made them the first African-American women to obtain ownership of an NFL franchise.

If you have wondered how rich Venus is, according to sources as of early 2023, her net worth has been estimated at over $95 million.

Briefly about Serena

Born Serena Jameka Williams under the zodiac sign of Libra on 26 September 1981, this 41-year-old American inactive professional tennis player was ranked world Number 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association for 319 weeks. Serena is the only tennis player, male or female, to accomplish a career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles. She won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, and by winning the 23rd, she surpassed Steffi Graf, who held the Open Era record.


Along with Venus, Serena was coached by Richard and Oracene, who had three daughters from her previous marriage, with all of them in some way involved in Venus and Serena’s careers, unlike their other paternal half-siblings.

When it comes to Serena’s personal life, since 16 November 2017, she’s been married to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder and executive chairman of social media site Reddit. Alexis proposed to Serena on 10 December 2016, while they were on a vacation in Rome, Italy. Their wedding was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, with guests including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, and Anna Wintour.

Serena gave birth to her and Alexis’ daughter they named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Junior, in September 2017.  Today, Olympia at age five has already begun practicing tennis, although she likes to play soccer, too.

In 2022, Serena stated in one of her interviews for Vogue magazine that she doesn’t like the word ‘retirement’, preferring to say that she will ‘evolve away’ from tennis, and focus on her venture capital firm, although the main reason is her wish to spend more time with her family.

Serena played what many believe was her last tournament At the 2022 US Open, and in the audience were celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Mike Tyson, Vera Wang, Spike Lee, Ruth Westheimer and Bill Clinton.


Both Serena and Venus are credited with increasing diversity within the sport, while Serena is considered one of the best female tennis players of all time. John McEnroe, a former professional tennis player, described Serena as the ‘GOAT of the GOATs’. (GOAT- Greatest of All Time)

If you have wondered how rich is the younger of Williams’ sister, according to sources as of February 2023, Serena Williams has a net worth estimated at over $260 million.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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