Serena Williams 1st Athlete to make Forbes List of Richest Women. Well alright Serena! It is being reported by The Grio and other publications that Serena Williams is not only rocking it on the court, she has been rocking it off the court too, quietly making smart investments and business moves. Now she has made history as the first female athlete to make the list of Forbes richest women. Check out how much Miss Serena is worth below.