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Former World #1 Professional Tennis Player & Sports Icon; Advocate for Women's Equality

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 Billie Jean King Biography

Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. She won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.

King is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and the co-founder of World TeamTennis. She has long been a champion for social change and equality. King created new inroads for men and women in sports and beyond during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today.

Born in Long Beach, California, she first played tennis at the age of 11 in the public parks of southern California. King won her first of a record 20 Wimbledon titles when she captured the 1961 Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Championship with Karen Hantze in 1961. She went on to win 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles during her career.

On September 20, 1973, she empowered women and educated men when she defeated Bobby Riggs in one of the greatest moments in sports history – the Battle of the Sexes. This match is remembered for its effect on society and its contribution to the women’s movement.

King was named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life Magazine and, in 2009, President Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

In 2006, her accomplishments both on and off the court were recognized when the home of the U. S. Open was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In 2007, she co-founded GreenSlam, an organization dedicated to improving the greening of sports. In 2008 King released her first book in more than 20 years. Titled “Pressure is a Privilege,” the book shares a collection of life lessons she has used throughout her life and career.

In 1974 King co-founded World Team Tennis (WTT), the revolutionary professional tennis league. Now known as Mylan World TeamTennis, WTT showcases the best in professional team tennis competing for the King Trophy.

King continues her life mission to help the underserved, most notably through her efforts to provide programming and funding for those infected, affected or at risk of HIV/AIDS through her work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). A member of the organization’s Board of Trustees, King has helped the organization raise more than $225 million in support or worthy programs in 55 countries around the world.

King is an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice. Since founding the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1974, Billie Jean has led the organization in its mission to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $50 million in educational and cash grants to advance participation, research and leadership in sports and physical activity for girls and women.

In 2010, King was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and in 2013 she was named to the board of the Andy Roddick Foundation. In February 2014, King was named, by President Obama, to the Presidential Delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In 2018, she won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

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We Have Come a Long Way: The Story of Women's Tennis

We Have Come a Long Way: The Story of Women's Tennis

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  • A Conversation with Billie Jean King

    The living legend shares a lifetime of stories about equality, inclusion and the importance of connecting with others.

  • Lift, Learn, Lead

    With the millennial generation expected to be 75% of the global workforce by 2025, King looks at the unique opportunity in the workplace for generations past, present and future to work together in an inclusive environment.

  • Pressure Is A Privilege and Other Life Lessons

    King draws on her rich history in and out of sports to share a lifetime of breaking barriers and opening doors all in an effort to secure equal rights for all.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Billie Jean King?

    Booking fees for Billie Jean King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Billie Jean King, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Billie Jean King?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Billie Jean King for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Billie Jean King for your next private or corporate function.
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Billie Jean King

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Former World #1 Professional Tennis Player & Sports Icon; Advocate for Women's Equality

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Billie Jean King Biography

Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. She won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.

King is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and the co-founder of World TeamTennis. She has long been a champion for social change and equality. King created new inroads for men and women in sports and beyond during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today.

Born in Long Beach, California, she first played tennis at the age of 11 in the public parks of southern California. King won her first of a record 20 Wimbledon titles when she captured the 1961 Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Championship with Karen Hantze in 1961. She went on to win 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles during her career.

On September 20, 1973, she empowered women and educated men when she defeated Bobby Riggs in one of the greatest moments in sports history – the Battle of the Sexes. This match is remembered for its effect on society and its contribution to the women’s movement.

King was named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life Magazine and, in 2009, President Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

In 2006, her accomplishments both on and off the court were recognized when the home of the U. S. Open was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In 2007, she co-founded GreenSlam, an organization dedicated to improving the greening of sports. In 2008 King released her first book in more than 20 years. Titled “Pressure is a Privilege,” the book shares a collection of life lessons she has used throughout her life and career.

In 1974 King co-founded World Team Tennis (WTT), the revolutionary professional tennis league. Now known as Mylan World TeamTennis, WTT showcases the best in professional team tennis competing for the King Trophy.

King continues her life mission to help the underserved, most notably through her efforts to provide programming and funding for those infected, affected or at risk of HIV/AIDS through her work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). A member of the organization’s Board of Trustees, King has helped the organization raise more than $225 million in support or worthy programs in 55 countries around the world.

King is an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice. Since founding the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1974, Billie Jean has led the organization in its mission to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $50 million in educational and cash grants to advance participation, research and leadership in sports and physical activity for girls and women.

In 2010, King was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and in 2013 she was named to the board of the Andy Roddick Foundation. In February 2014, King was named, by President Obama, to the Presidential Delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In 2018, she won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

Billie Jean King Videos

  • 2017 Commencement address by Billie Jean King - YouTube
    Jun 16, 2017 ... Tennis icon and LGBTQIA advocate Billie Jean King delivers the Commencement address to the Class of 2017.
  • Billie Jean King: "Coming Out" - YouTube
  • Billie Jean King ~ Keynote Preview on Vimeo

Billie Jean King Books

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Billie Jean King Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation with Billie Jean King

    The living legend shares a lifetime of stories about equality, inclusion and the importance of connecting with others.

  • Lift, Learn, Lead

    With the millennial generation expected to be 75% of the global workforce by 2025, King looks at the unique opportunity in the workplace for generations past, present and future to work together in an inclusive environment.

  • Pressure Is A Privilege and Other Life Lessons

    King draws on her rich history in and out of sports to share a lifetime of breaking barriers and opening doors all in an effort to secure equal rights for all.

FAQs on booking Billie Jean King

  • How to book Billie Jean King?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Billie Jean King for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Billie Jean King, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Billie Jean King or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Billie Jean King?

    Booking fees for Billie Jean King, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Billie Jean King, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Billie Jean King?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Billie Jean King for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Billie Jean King for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Billie Jean King or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Billie Jean King or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Billie Jean King is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Billie Jean King for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Billie Jean King generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Geena Davis, Ashley Judd, Barbara Corcoran and Erin Brockovich. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Billie Jean King for an upcoming event.

Billie Jean King Speaker Videos

  • 2017 Commencement address by Billie Jean King - YouTube
    Jun 16, 2017 ... Tennis icon and LGBTQIA advocate Billie Jean King delivers the Commencement address to the Class of 2017.
    Billie Jean King: "Coming Out" - YouTube
  • Billie Jean King ~ Keynote Preview on Vimeo
    Tennis Legend Billie Jean King on How To Win - YouTube
  • Q & A with Billie Jean King 7 15 2013 - YouTube

Billie Jean King Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation with Billie Jean King

    The living legend shares a lifetime of stories about equality, inclusion and the importance of connecting with others.

  • Lift, Learn, Lead

    With the millennial generation expected to be 75% of the global workforce by 2025, King looks at the unique opportunity in the workplace for generations past, present and future to work together in an inclusive environment.

  • Pressure Is A Privilege and Other Life Lessons

    King draws on her rich history in and out of sports to share a lifetime of breaking barriers and opening doors all in an effort to secure equal rights for all.

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