Tennis coach Rick Macci’s net worth revealed after portrayal in new Venus and Serena Williams biographical film, King Richard.
King Richard was recently released, chronicling the rise of tennis sensations Serena and Venus Williams and the role of their father, Richard Williams.
The film stars Will Smith as Richard, and actresses Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sidney as Serena and Venus respectively.
King Richard currently holds a 92 percent positive rating via Rotten Tomatoes, and with that has come interest in the real-life characters portrayed.
Who is Rick Macci?
Rick Macci is a legendary American tennis coach and former player who was key in the development and growth of Venus and Serena Williams.
Born on December 7, 1954, Macci has trained some of the world’s best tennis talent. These include former world no. 1s Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, and Jennifer Capriati.
Macci is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Master Professional, and seven-time USPTA national coach of the year. He founded the Rick Macci International Tennis Academy in 1995 before moving the academy to Delray Beach in 1992.
However, he is perhaps best known for coaching Venus and Serena Williams when they were younger.
His portrayal in King Richard
Macci is credited as one of the Williams’ sisters most influential coaches, helping bring them to Delray Beach in the early 1990s after a poor upbringing in Compton, California.
Rick Macci recognized their potential early on and began training them. However, in 1995, Richard pulled Venus and Serena from Macci’s tennis academy to coach them at home.
Actor Jon Bernthal plays Macci in the new film, losing 30 pounds for the role and rocking his signature moustache.
“I think compassion, intellect, empathy and kindness are also huge staples of masculinity,” Bernthal told Variety. “Rick is every bit as tough, just in a different way. His mask is a mask of joy, and that is an enormously powerful and strong thing.”
What is Rick Macci’s net worth?
Macci reportedly still puts in 50-hour weeks with private lessons at The Rick Macci Tennis Academy in Boca Raton.
He also reportedly gets up at 3:30am to coach tennis every day.
Many people wanted to know Rick Macci’s net worth after watching the film, as the movie mentions him having a 15% share in Venus and Serena’s career earnings as they came through his academy.
Rick Macci’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million, which is considerably less than Richard Williams’ net worth of $20 million.
Of course, Venus and Serena are way out in front; Venus is worth $95 million, while Serena is worth $210 million.