Serena Williams’s father made her manage money from the start; now she’s using those lessons as head of her venture capital fund

Even as a teenager, tennis star turned venture capitalist Serena Williams was already managing her own money.

Before she was the first-ever 23-time Grand Slam champion, Williams was a 16-year-old prodigy who turned to her father when she started getting her first real paychecks from tennis and sponsorship deals, she said in an interview on Bloomberg’s.“I remember having to figure that out and having to learn how to manage from a very early age and not get crazy with it, and so he empowered us to do that,” Williams said in the interview.

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