Margaret Smith Court’s Net Worth [2021 Update] : Lifestyle & Controversy

Margaret Court (Smith Born 16 July 1942) AC (Order of Australia) MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), also known as Margaret Smith Court’s net worth, is approximately $10 million as of 2021.

She is known for her successful tennis career worldwide as the first female Australian tennis player to dominate the Australian, French, and U.S. Tennis Grand Slam.

Also, she is one of the only three players in the history of (all women tennis) to have won the “Grand Slam Boxed Set” consisting of every Grand Slam Titles (Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles).

Moreover, she is the only one in history to complete a multiple Grand Slam Set twice in all three disciplines, i.e., Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

Mrs. Margaret-Smith-Court-1964
Mrs. Margaret Court in 1964

Court uniquely has won all 12 Grand Slam Single titles as an amateur. After a retirement period, she returned as a professional to win it again.

Eventually, she played her final match in 1977 and called to retire when she learned that she was pregnant with her fourth child.

In 2010,  the Herald Sun (a daily newspaper in Australia) had acknowledged Mrs.Court as the greatest female tennis player of all time. The statement was also supported by the view advocated by Mrs. Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

Mrs. Court grew up as a Roman Catholic.  She later became associated with Pentecostalism in the 1970s and further became a Christian minister in 1991.

Mrs. Court is known for teaching faith and virtue but has become a subject of controversy regarding her views towards homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

She is currently a Christian minister in Perth, Australia.

As of 2021, she is the only female who has won 64 Grand Slam titles in the history of women’s tennis.

Quick Facts

Let’s learn a few facts about the gifted professional tennis player Mrs. Margaret Smith Court.

Full Name Margaret Smith Court
Net Worth $10 Million
Birth Date 16th July 1942
Birth Place Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Perth, Western Australia
Nick Name The Arm, The Aussie Amazon
Career Started 1955
Turned Pro 1960
Retired 1977
Play Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Highest Ranking No.1 (1963)
Religion Christian
Nationality Australian
Horoscope Cancer
Father Lawrence Smith
Mother Catherine Beaufort
Sibling Kevin, Vincent, and June Shanahan
Age 79 years old
Height 5 Feet 9 Inches (175cm)
Skin tone White
Hair Blonde
Eye Blue
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marriage Barrymore Court
Children Four children
Profession Christian Minister
Social Media N/A
Awards International Tennis Hall of Fame, Australian Sports Medal, Victorian Honor Roll of Women, Member of the Order of the British Empire, Centenary Medal, Officer of the Order of Australia.
Books Margaret Court The Auto-Biography – Macmillan Australia (October 25, 2016)
Last Update July, 2022

Margaret Smith Court: Net Worth and Income

Mrs. Margaret Court’s huge net worth of $10 million approx comprised of her sports career, the Margaret Court Ministries, Career as Senior Pastor, and other investments not disclosed.

She was ranked as the wealthiest female tennis player during her time of retirement in 1973 when she earned over $200,000 in prize money, and it was a record at that time for women competitors in any sports.

In context to her career, she has been making her annual salary as a retired sportsperson which has not been disclosed.

Margaret Smith Court: House and Assets

Margaret Courts house
Mrs. Courts house on sale in Perth, Western Australia

Tennis pro-Mrs. Margaret Court’s oceanside home at Perth, Western Australia, had been advertised recently for sale at $2.9 million. The price advertised was four times more than what Mrs. Court had paid in 1996.

Apparently, the two-story home featured five spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, and multiple living spaces.

However, there have been considerably no details about Mrs. Court’s current assets and house.

Lifestyle and Vacations

The Reverend Mrs. Margaret Smith Court had an aggressive personality in the court but quiet in public.

She preferred to stay minimalist and smart. In fact, there have been no proper details about her go-to attires, but she has been chiefly seen informal/casual smart outfits.

Her attire mostly included a shirt, blazers, pants with heels, or a formal skirt. Even for significant events, she keeps things simple with solid colors.

Mrs. Court has not been seen anywhere on social media but she spends most of her time at Margaret Court Ministries or Victory Life Centre, rebranded as Margaret Court Community Outreach (M.C.C.O.).

In short, she likes to keep a modest lifestyle, and any information about vacations or travel has not been publicized.


In 1997, Mrs. Court built up Victory Life Community Services, rebranded as Margaret Court Community Outreach (M.C.C.O.).

The Western Australian depicted it as “One of W.A.’s greatest stand-alone food charities,” in 2014 that supplied around 25 tons of food for the needy every week.

Mrs. Court featured at MCCO

Learn more about M.C.C.O at Margaret Court Community Outreach

Margaret Smith Court: Media, Endorsements and Book Publications


Mrs. Margaret Smith Court has been active on her television show “A Life of Victory,” which airs Sundays on the Australian Christian Channel and Locally in Perth on community television station West T.V.

Her show teaches faith and its virtue to the viewers.

Jacqueline McKenzie has portrayed herself as Mrs. Court in the film in the T.V. movie “When Billie Beat Bobby -2001.”

Likewise, Jessica McNamee portrayed the role of Mrs. Court in the 2017 Hollywood film “Battle of the Sexes,”

Besides this, Mrs. Court personally has not starred in any shows.

Endorsements and Book Publications

There has not been any visible endorsement of Mrs. Court during her career as a tennis player.

Mrs.Court's biography by Macmilan. available in Amazon
Mrs. Margaret Smith Court’s Biography by Macmillan Australia

However, a book had been published namedMargaret Court – The Biography” by Macmillan Australia on October 25, 2016.


Mrs. Margaret Smith Court’s career begun when she was 8 years old when she used to play in the middle of the road using discarded green-stained balls from under the tennis court fence across her house.

She was an ordinary left-handed player who had been influenced to alter to a right-handed grasp.

At the age of 18, she won the first of seven successive singles titles at the Australian Championships in 1960.

Eventually, she became the first female player from Australia to win a Grand Slam tournament overseas.

She has won the French and U.S. Championships in 1962, and also became the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon across Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. She won a surprising 64 Grand Slams.

Mrs. Court-awarded-in-50th-anniversary
Mrs. Court was honored on the 50th anniversary of her tennis career.

After the Wimbledon match, she took a gap from tennis as she got married to Barry Court in 1967.

Later on, she returned to tennis to win all four Grand Slam Singles titles in 1970.

Mrs. Court appeared her last Grand Slam competition within the singles was in 1976 in the Australian Open Women’s Doubles and then retired in 1977 when she knew that she was expecting her fourth child.

In January 2003, one of the sports and entertainment complexes at Melbourne Park was renamed Margaret Court Arena as a tribute to her sportsmanship.

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Margaret Smith Court: Ministry & Controversy


Mrs. Court is the person known for her religious belief in god. She was raised as a Roman Catholic later on involved with Pentecostalism in the mid-’70s.

Further, Mrs. Court gained her theological qualification from the Rhema Bible Training Centre.

In 1991, she was ordained as an independent Pentecostal minister. Later on, she founded a church known as the Victoria Life Centre.

Likewise, she has been seen chiefly conveying the message about her faith in the public as she still serves as the senior pastor of Victoria Life Centre.

She has embraced teachings associated with the world of faith which is why she prefers to stay subtle.


As a religious minister, Mrs.Court teaches her view of biblical doctrine but has been a constant citric of L.G.B.T.Q. Rights and same-sex marriage in Australia.

Further, In 2017, Court criticized Qantas for supporting same-sex marriage by writing a letter to The West Australian daily paper. This led to the rise of criticism against her views.

Criticism of Qantas drove to calls for the Margaret Court Field to be renamed but A few politicians, naming Prime Serve Malcolm Turnbull, rejected the thought.

In January 2019, Anna Wintour renewed calls to rename the remaining of Margaret Court’s Arena. Court responded by saying that she was disappointed that “someone who came from America” could not tolerate her views.

The controversy led high-profile guests Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe to hold a parade that called for the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed in honor of the four-time Australian Open champion Evonne Goolagong.

3 Facts about Margaret Smith Court

  • “Interestingly, Mrs. Margaret Smith Court had arms 3 inches longer than other female tennis players,” termed by Gwilym Brown.
  • She is a criticizer of L.G.B.T.Q. Rights and same-sex marriage stating “they are the work of the devil.”
  • Margaret Court Arena is now named Evonne Goolagong Arena after Evonne Goolagong Cawley post the controversy on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights and same-sex marriage.


Who has won all Grand Slams in one year?

There have been three women and men to win three consecutive Grand Slam events in a single calendar year in the modern era. The players include Martina Navratilova (1984), Steffi Graf (1993, 1995, and 1996), Serena Williams (2002), and Rafael Nadal (2010)

Did Margaret Court beat Billie Jean?

Clearly, there has been news about the iconic rivalries between Billie Jean King and Margaret Smith Court barely beat out in the 1930s. King and Court faced each other 32 times, with Court winning 22.

Who is the most successful female tennis player of all time?

The most successful female tennis player of all time is Steffi Graf.

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