Althea Gibson

Net Worth: $5'000'000

Althea Gibson

$5'000'000

Althea Gibson net worth: Althea Gibson was an American professional tennis player and professional golfer who had a net worth of $5’000’000 at the time of her death. Althea was the first black athlete to cross the color line of tennis international. She was also the first black player to compete on the women’s professional golf tour In the early ’60s. At a time when racism and prejudice in sports and society were widespread, Gibson was often compared to Jackie Robinson. Gibson’s five Wimbledon trophies are displayed at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. Althea Gibson was born on 25 August 1927 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Gibson became the first person of color to win the French Open Grand Slam In 1956. The following year she won both The US Nationals and Wimbledon, The precursor to The US open. She won both again in 1958 and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. She won 11 Grand slams tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International women’s Sports Hall of fame. The Althea Gibson Foundation identifies and supports gifted golf and tennis players living in urban environments. In 2005 Gibson’s friend Bill Cosby gave her the Althea Gibson Scholarship at Florida am university. Wilmington, North Carolina, named its new community Tennis court the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex In Empire Park In September 2009. Other Tennis facilities bearing her name include Manning High School (near her birthplace in Silver, South Carolina), the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, SC, Florida A&M University, and Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ. In 2012 Branch Brook Park dedicated a bronze statue created by sculptor Thomas Jay Warren In her memory.

ID: 1036198
Published: 19/08/2022
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Aug 25, 1927
Sep 28, 2003
Female
Tennis Player, Golfer
United States of America

Present Rank:

Historical Rank:

13315

Date of Birth:

Aug 25, 1927

Date of Death:

Sep 28, 2003

Age:

76

Profession:

Tennis Player, Golfer

Nationality:

United States of America

Gender:

Female

Height:

1.80m

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