Billie Jean King Biography

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

King was named one of the ‘100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century’ by Life Magazine and, in 2009, in recognition of her work as a social justice pioneer and her accomplishments in sports, President Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2020, King became the first woman to have an annual global team sports event named in her honor when Fed Cup, the women’s world cup of tennis, was rebranded as the Billie Jean King Cup. Her forthcoming memoir, ALL IN: An Autobiography, will be published by Knopf in August 2021.

In 2014, King, and her partner Ilana Kloss, launched the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to address equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. In 2018, King and Kloss were named to the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers and in 2019 King’s deep Southern California roots were recognized with the opening of the Billie Jean King Main Library in her hometown of Long Beach, California. In 2020 King was honored with the release of the Billie Jean King Barbie doll, part of Mattel’s Inspiring Women Series, and joined the ownership groups of the Los Angeles Sparks and Angel City FC.

King grew up playing tennis in the California public parks and won 39 Grand Slam titles during her career. She helped form the Virginia Slims Series and founded the Women’s Tennis Association. She defeated Bobby Riggs in one of the greatest moments in sports history – the Battle of the Sexes on Sept. 20, 1973.

In 2017, Fox Searchlight released the critically acclaimed film, Battle of the Sexes, starring Academy Award® winner Emma Stone as King and Academy Award® nominee Steve Carrell as Bobby Riggs, which depicts both players’ battles on and off the court as well as the cultural and social impact of the groundbreaking match.

In 1974 King co-founded World TeamTennis, the revolutionary professional team tennis league. That same year she also founded the Women’s Sports Foundation. In August 2006, the National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in honor of her accomplishments on and off the court. In 2014 President Obama named King to the Presidential Delegation for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In 2018 King received a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. In 2019 ESPN established the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award, which is presented annually at the network’s Sports Humanitarian Awards ceremony. King serves on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation, is an adidas Global Ambassador and is a past member of the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a past member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Billie Jean King and other top speakers and celebrities.

Billie Jean King Videos

Naomi Osaka and Billie Jean King in Conversation, presented by ...
Naomi Osaka and Billie Jean King in Conversation, presented by ...
Billie Jean King on the fight for equality in tennis
Billie Jean King on the fight for equality in tennis
2017 Commencement address by Billie Jean King - YouTube
2017 Commencement address by Billie Jean King - YouTube

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 including Inspirational, Female Athlete and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Billie Jean King for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $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, Magic Johnson and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Billie Jean King for an upcoming event.

Billie Jean King Videos

Naomi Osaka and Billie Jean King in Conversation, presented by ...
Naomi Osaka and Billie Jean King in Conversation, presented by ...
Billie Jean King on the fight for equality in tennis
Billie Jean King on the fight for equality in tennis
2017 Commencement address by Billie Jean King - YouTube
2017 Commencement address by Billie Jean King - YouTube
Billie Jean King: "Coming Out" - YouTube
Billie Jean King: "Coming Out" - YouTube

Billie Jean King Reviews

  • We really couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect than the kismet involved with Billie Jean King. Tip ended up reminding us that the day of her Keynote/Conversation was the 45th celebration of the Battle of the Sexes match, and BJK had purchased the Dodgers on 9/20. I mean, really? It was phenomenal. She was playful, funny, engaging, inspiring, and left our clients totally in awe.
    MINDBODY - Sep 24 2018

  • Billie Jean King was humorous, authentic, down to earth and helped us tremendously with fundraising.
    Fairfield County’s Community Foundation - May 18 2018

Billie Jean King Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Conversation with Billie Jean King

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

Billie Jean King News

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 including Inspirational, Female Athlete and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Billie Jean King for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $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, Magic Johnson and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Billie Jean King for an upcoming event.

BOOKING INFORMATION REQUEST
BILLIE JEAN KING

We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.


This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.