BillieBilli Jean King is a retired original introspective and legendary symbol in tennis who has broken several glass ceilings and gone far beyond what anyone expected of her. Jean King is a retired original introspective and legendary symbol in tennis who has broken several glass ceilings and gone far beyond what anyone expected of her. She is so globally significant that “LIFE Magazine” named her as one of the top 100 most important people in America. Additionally, she has triumphed in 39 Grand Slam and 129 non-Grand Slam championships. Billie Jean contended over Bobby Riggs, also a tennis champion, in the “Battle of the Sexes” in 1973. She has been very active in her field of expertise, present and consistent, and has received many many accolades not just in the world of tennis but also in activities that involved advocation of gender equality.
Billie Jean King Age and Place of Birth
Billie’s home of birth was Long Beach in California, and her birth took place on the 22nd of November in 1943. Billie will be memorializing her 78th birthday in November later this year.
Billie Jean King Early Life and Education
She spent almost all of her childhood in Long Beach with both her parents and brother. She started school in Long Beach although details of the elementary school she went to are unavailable. However, she attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later progressed to the California State University in Los Angeles where she finished and graduated from.
Billie Jean King Career
Billie’s career kicked off at the Grand Slam US Championship when she played against Justina Brick in the first round albeit defeated. Her first win happened in 1970 when she played at the Philadelphia and District Women’s Grass Court Championship against Nancy Richy Gunter whom she beat at the quarterfinals of the tournament.
After years of many losses and wins as well as numerous awards in the tennis game, Billie built great stamina and strength in how she plays and got conscripted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987 and 12 years later into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. Later in 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She was awarded $1million after triumphing in the Battle of the Sexes. In 1975, she conquered Evonne Goolagong Cawley in the Wimbledon finals in a mere 19 minutes.
Billie has intermittently played through the years up until 1990 after which she became captain of the Women’s Olympic Tennis Squad and had led them to the Fed Cup Championship.
Billie Jean King Net Worth and Assets
Billie’s career in tennis has garnered her quite a large sum of money through the years. Her net worth is estimated to be at $20million.
|Billie Jean King
|Place of Birth
|Long Beach, California