Following the release of “King Richard”, a Hollywood biopic starring Will Smith, fans have been curious to know more about Serena and Venus Williams’ father, Richard Williams.
Richard Williams, born on February 14, 1942, is an American tennis coach best known for coaching his two daughters – Serena and Venus – to success. A self-made man, Richard has travelled a long, difficult, adventurous, and ultimately gratifying path in his life, overcoming numerous obstacles to raise a loving family and two of the best tennis players in history.
Continue reading to know about Richard Williams’ current whereabouts, health condition, marriage, and net worth.
Where is Venus and Serena’s Dad Richard Williams Now?
King Richard piqued fans’ interest in Richard Williams’ current whereabouts, as he has been out of the spotlight for the past few years.
The 79-year-old currently lives in Atlanta with his son, Chavoita Lesane, and is said to be in poor health and enmeshed in a messy divorce with his third wife, according to The New York Post.
How is Richard Williams Health?
Richard Williams, who is the subject of a Hollywood biopic starring Will Smith, is in poor health, and being cared for by his son, Chavoita Lesane, who has a criminal background.
According to Lesane’s Facebook page, Richard, whose health has deteriorated since suffering a stroke in 2016, has become increasingly reliant on his son, who now resides in Atlanta.
Richard looks frail in recent photos on Lesane’s Instagram account. He also has a neurological condition that limits his capacity to talk.
What’s Richard Williams’ Net Worth?
Fans have long been curious about Richard Williams’ net worth as he is the father of two of the greatest tennis players of all time.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Richard is worth $10 million. Richard’s net worth is only a fraction of what his daughters Serena and Venus are worth, despite the fact that he is a multi-millionaire.
Venus is worth $95 million with the Women’s Tennis Association awarding her over $42 million in prize money.
Likewise, Serena Williams’ net worth is $250 million, with prize money totalling over $94 million. Serena was also compensated $55 million by Nike, with whom she signed a five-year sponsorship agreement in 2003.
Is Richard Williams’ Still Married?
No, Richard Williams is single now. However, he has been married and divorced thrice. He married his first wife, Betty Johnson, in 1965 and divorced her in 1973. He then married Oracene “Brandy” Price in 1980 and divorced her after 22 years of marriage in 2002.
Richard married for the third time in 2010 with Lakeisha Juanita Graham, a grocery store owner. They divorced in 2017.
How many Children does Richard Williams Have?
Richard welcomed five children – Sabrina, Richard III, Ronner, Reluss, and Reneeka – with his first wife, Betty Johnson. He had two daughters – Venus and Serena – with his second wife, Brandy Price. He then welcomed a son named Dylan in 2012 with his third wife, Lakeisha.
Richard also has other children, including Chavoita Lesane. According to his estranged daughter, Sabrina Williams, he has over a dozen children, many of whom he allegedly does not speak to.
In 2021, Lesane was given power of attorney over his father.