Richard Williams Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings

Richard Williams Biography, Wikipedia, Career, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Early Life, Education, Height, Weight of Serena and Venus father.

Richard Williams Biography, Wikipedia, Career, Early Life, Parents, Siblings

Richard Dove Williams, Jr. is a former American tennis coach and the father of tennis players Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

Williams was the eldest of five children and the sole child of Julia Mae Metcalf and Richard Dove Williams Sr. from Shreveport, Louisiana.

His younger sisters are Pat, Barbara, Penny, and Faye. After graduating from high school, he relocated to Saginaw, Michigan and then to California.

Williams took tennis lessons from a man known as “Old Whiskey” and decided his future daughters would be tennis professionals after seeing Virginia Ruzici playing on television.

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According to Williams, he wrote up an 85-page plan and started giving lessons to Venus and Serena when they were four and a half, taking them to practice on public tennis courts.

Richard Williams Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings
Richard Williams (Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY)

Williams later added that he felt he took them too early and age six would have been more suitable. In 1995, Williams withdrew his daughters from a tennis academy and coached them himself. Within a few years, they were winning grand slam tournaments.

Serena won the US Open in 1999 and Venus beat Lindsay Davenport to win the 2000 Wimbledon title. After that victory, Richard shouted “Straight Outta Compton!”, in reference to a song by N.W.A based in Compton, California, the same area in Los Angeles where the family once resided.

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He jumped over the NBC broadcasting booth, catching Chris Evert by surprise and performing a triumphant dance. Evert said that the broadcasters “thought the roof was coming down”

Richard Williams Age, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

He was born on February 14, 1942, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, making him 80 years in 2022.

Richard Williams Height, Weight

How tall is Richard Williams? He stands tall at 6ft (1.83 m) and weighs 87 kg.

Richard Williams Wife, Children

Williams has been married three times. After the move to California, he met Betty Johnson, and they married in 1965.

They had five children, three sons and two daughters; Sabrina, Richard III, Ronner, Reluss, and Reneeka, who were raised alongside Betty’s daughter, Katrina. Williams and Johnson divorced in 1973.

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In 1979, he met Oracene “Brandy” Price, who had three daughters from a previous marriage. They got married in 1980, and had two daughters; Venus (born on 17the of June 1980) as well as Serena (born on 26th of September 1981). The family resided in Compton, California. Richard and Oracene separated in 2002.

Richard later met the owner of a grocery store, Lakeisha Graham, who’s a year older than Venus, and they got married in 2010. They have one son. The couple divorced in the year 2017.

Richard Williams and children Serena Williams and Venus Williams
Richard Williams and children Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Williams owns a son who is from an unrelated relationship that was not part of his marriages.

Richard Williams Net Worth

How Rich Is Richard Williams? He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.