Serena Williams is selling her ultra-luxe Bel Air mansion at a listed price of $12 million. Serena purchased the 6101 square foot home in 2006 for $6.6 million. So she is primed to make an absolute killing on this real estate investment.
This has been an enormous year for Serena Williams. She recently gave birth to her first child. Williams is also engaged to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit.
Widely considered to be the greatest female tennis player in history, Serena’s reported net worth is around $170 million. The ~$5.5 million she’s expected to earn on the sale of her Bel Air mansion won’t really affect her bottom line. I’m at a loss for understanding why Serena would ever want to sell this Bel Air mansion. When you’re a celebrity, living in the same house for over a decade is almost unheard of. This is like you or me living in the same house for our entire life. The turnover on celebrity real estate is incredibly high. However, this is one of the most exquisite mansions in all of Bel Air.
A listing on Trulia gives us a glimpse into what the lavish life of Serena is like. This home was built in 1935. It is situated on 2.7 acres and has a tennis court on-site. Serena has also outfitted her Bel Air mansion with all of the modern comforts you’d expect a millionaire to have.
With a newborn baby in the house I can see why Serena Williams thinks now is the time to make a change. Her and Alexis Ohanian can pretty much afford anything on the celebrity real estate market. It will certainly be interesting to see where the couple lands in terms of their next prized mansion.