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15 Pro Athletes Turned Entrepreneurs

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Venus Williams

Sports: Currently ranked No. 3 in the world in singles and No. 2 in doubles, Venus Williams is a professional tennis player who has redefined women’s tennis. She pulled in $15.5 million from playing this year, according to Forbes.

Business: Williams is currently CEO of her interior design firm “V Starr Interiors”. She also launched her own fashion line in 2007. She is part owner of the Miami Dolphins with sister Serena. In 2001, she signed a five-year endorsement contract with Reebok International for $40 million. Her new book “Come to Win” was No. 5 on the New York Times Best Seller list. She was ranked number 83 on Forbes’ 2010 Celebrity Top 100 list.

Photo Credit: Getty Images Source: NBC and Forbes Magazine