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Profession: Tennis player Date of Birth: Nov 22, 1943 Nicknames: Billie Jean Moffit Height: 1.63 m Weight: 60.7 kg Country: United States of America
What is Billie Jean King's net worth? Billie Jean King's net worth is $15 million dollars. Born in Long Beach, California, Billie Jean King made her debut on the professional tennis circuit at age 15 in 1959. She won her first major match in 1960. Though she had been told that she had no future in tennis, she went on to win the US Open in 1964, 1967, 1974, 1978, and 1980; the French Open in 1972; and Wimbledon in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970 through 1973, and again in 1979. In addition to her singles wins, she won doubles titles eleven times. Already a well-known player amongst tennis aficionados, she became a household name when she agreed to play male tennis player Bobby Riggs, a former world #1, who had repeatedly stated that women's sports were inferior to men's sports. The match was called, "The Battle of the Sexes", and the prize was $100,000. Billie Jean King won in straights sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.
Billie Jean King (n'ee Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. She won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. King has been an advocate against sexism in sports and society. She won "The Battle of the Sexes" in 1973, in which she defeated Bobby Riggs, a former Wimbledon men's singles champion, for $100,000, winner take all. She completed a career tour all surfaces win-loss performance of 81.76% (696-165). Her win-loss performance in all Grand Slam singles tournaments was 82.00% (190-39), at the French Open 77.77% (21-6), at Wimbledon 86.36% (95-15), at the US Open 80.55% (58-14), and at the Australian Open 80.00% (16-4).
King is the founder of the Women's Tennis Association, the Women's Sports Foundation, and owner of World Team Tennis, which was founded by her former husband, Larry King, Dennis Murphy, Frank Barman, and Jordan Kaiser.
Billie Jean Moffit was born in Long Beach, California, into a conservative Methodist family, the daughter of a fireman father and housewife mother. Her younger brother Randy Moffitt grew up to become a professional baseball player, pitching for 12 years in the major leagues for the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and Toronto Blue Jays.
Billie Jean attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. After graduating, she attended California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) because her parents could not afford Stanford or the University of Southern California (USC).
She married Lawrence (Larry) King in Long Beach, California on September 17, 1965. In 1971, she had an abortion, which Mr. King revealed to the public in a 1972 Ms. Magazine article, without consulting Mrs. King in advance. King said in her 1982 autobiography that she decided to have an abortion because she believed her marriage was not solid enough to bring a child into her family. Billie Jean and Lawrence divorced in 1987.
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