|Real Name/Full Name:
|Richard Dove Williams Jr.
|82 years old
|14 February 1942
|Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
|Lakeisha Graham (m. 2010–2017), Oracene Price (m. 1980–2002), Betty Johnson (m. 1965–1973)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes 8 (Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Sabrina, Richard III, Ronner, Reneeka, Katrina, Dylan)
|Is Richard Williams Gay?:
|Net Worth in 2024:
Richard is a well-known tennis coach who is also famously recognized to be the father of two of the greatest female tennis players: Venus and Serena Williams. Training his daughters without any coaching experience in tennis seemed to be an unusual character where he just followed his paternal instincts and led them to be among the greatest tennis players of all time.
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Early Life & Biography
Williams was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. He was the son of Richard Dove Williams, Sr. and his mother Julia Mae Metcalf, who raised their children in poverty for they were manual workers who were judged and discriminated against because of their color of skin. Unfortunately, his mother died in 1985. He was one of five children being the only sons, and his younger sisters are Pat, Barbara, Penny, and Faye.
They resided at Eat 79th Street near railroad tracks. He graduated from high school, and it was really hard for him to get a good job due to their status even though he was always a good worker. He moved to Chicago, where he later moved to California to look for a good workplace.
When he relocated to California, he met Betty Johnson to whom he got married in 1965, and they got five children together three sons and two daughters; Sabrina, Richard III, Ronner, Reluss, and Renuka. They divorced in 1973. After the divorce, he married Oracene “Brandy” Price, who had other children from her previous marriages in 1979. They got married in 1980, and they were blessed with two biological daughters Venus and Serena, who were born in part of Los Angeles known as the neighborhood for African-American people. They lived in Compton, California, where they later divorced in 2002.
After the divorce, he raised public interest when he appeared with a new girlfriend, Lakeisha Juanita Graham, who owned a grocery store and was only a year older than his daughter Venus. They got married in 2010 and had a son. Their union also did not last for long, and they divorced in 2017.
He later on filled a claim against his ex-wife because she transferred a house that was based in Palm Beach without his consent and even took a mortgage on it forging Richard’s Signature. William suffered a stroke though Lakeisha Williams stated that his condition was fair and eventually suffered an additional stroke, which compromised his ability to talk.
Chavoita Le Sane, Venus, and Serena’s older brother have been given the power of his attorney to understand what his father speaks and wants. He is also the CEO of his own company named “Chavam LLC,” which deals with music and entertainment, where he manages promotions and bookings. He has his own production company. He also succeeded in sealing a very worthy book deal for his father and also has “streets of Compton” and his Hip hop life, which both runs on Netflix and Amazon.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 14 February 1942, Mark Dice is 82 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024. His height is 185 cm tall, and his weight is 87 kg.
Richard was not a tennis player, and he had no interest in tennis because he considered it to be a “White” sport since most of the players were Caucasian. He was motivated by Virginia Ruzici, who was a successful player. That’s when he decided he would make his daughter great tennis players.
He wanted to succeed in making his daughters great players so that they can be financially stable in the future and also prove to the world an awesome tennis coach. At the age of 4 years old, that’s when his daughters started tennis training, which a very early stage was.
They participated in several hometown tournaments in 1995, but he, later on, pulled them from the tennis academy to continue teaching them. After four years, his daughter Serena won the US Open, which made Richard saw it as his own personal success. This made him extremely proud of her and himself. Venus won the 2000 Wimbledon a year later, which meant a huge thing for the family. This made them continue training and coaching, and it became a sport of their own.
During his coaching time, he was accused of fixing his daughter’s matches whenever they would play against each other. Richard was known to be a very harsh trainer for his daughter in their yard to an extent his gang members warned him about his strictness to his daughters.
Awards & Achievements
Richard has achieved his lifetime goals of making his daughters successful, receiving several awards, and also making him a famous coach.
Net Worth & Salary of Richard William in 2024
As of February 2024, Richard has an estimated net worth of $25 million. His main source of income is from his role as a tennis coach. He is believed to be a football and tennis player, which is a real sense, makes him earn huge money for the two roles. After retirement, he became a tennis coach who has contributed to his piled wealth and also being a famous coach. Though he has many other sources of income, which totals to his huge amount.
Richard has given a word of hope to a successful life regardless of discrimination or social status that may seem impossible to make it in life.