Tennis megastar and new mom Serena Williams is selling a little bit of South Florida earth for a whole lot of money!
The top ranked 36-year-old athlete and eight-time winner of the Miami Open has just listed a vacant 2.4-acre lot in a private Jupiter golf club for an incredible $6.5 million.
Guess baby needs some new shoes!
Williams bought the partly wooded “extremely private” plot of land in 2014 at The Bear’s Club for $4.12 million.
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It’s one of more than 50 estate properties on the 270-acre club that features a golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.
The place is filled with sports legends, and had she built a house, Serena could’ve gotten milk or sugar from neighbors like Michael Jordan, and professional golfers Ernie Els and Michelle Wie.
Williams, who had a baby girl two months ago with Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, has been in a real-estate selling mood lately.
She listed her mansion in Bel Air, near Los Angeles, for $12 million in October, double what she paid for it in 2006.
Millionaire sues Fisher Island club
A multi-millionaire businessman from Fisher Island who is trying to sell his equity membership to the island’s chichi club has sued the nonprofit after finding out it takes an average 57.4 years to sell such a membership.
Dan Rotta, 70, already made news in 2012 when he was sentenced to six months in prison when he married off his teenage son, despite a judge’s order, to spite his wife.
Now, Rotta has set his sights on the Fisher Island Club because, he claims, he was lied to when he signed up for it in 2000 after he paid $1.5 million for an island condo.
Rotta’s impression at the time, according to the lawsuit, was that he could unload the membership easily.
But when he tried to do for the first time in 2006, his membership ended up at No. 155 on a sell waiting list.
With a handful of memberships sold on a good year, Rotta claims it would take until at least April 2063 for his to find a buyer.
To add insult to injury, he’s still on the hook for the yearly $20,000 fees but quit paying.
Rotta is suing for a judge’s order on whether memberships should be allowed to move quicker, negligent misrepresentation and violation of the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act.
The nonprofit club operates the island’s golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining, docking and beach facilities, as well as a small grocery store and offers several levels of services.
Rotta’s in the stratosphere. According to published reports, an equity membership can set you back $250,000 in initiation costs plus $20,000 a year.
Club lawyers say Rotta stopped paying his dues and is now considered “a member not in good standing.”
In 2012, Rotta made national news when he took his 16-year-old son to Las Vegas one day after his birthday so that he could marry the 18-year-old daughter of Rotta’s housekeeper.
The move made the son legally an adult and took him out of his mother’s control.
So happens that Dan Rotta was in the process of divorcing the woman when he emancipated the son.
A judge in Miami said he believed Rotta cleared the wedding plans to spite his wife and sentenced him to 6 months behind bars.