In the growing list of social media sites, Reddit is now one of the rising American social news aggregation, discussion, and web content rating site. American internet entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian is someone whose name comes in the first list while talking about Reddit. He is known as an executive chairman and co-founder of the social news website.
Besides his professional career, Alexis is also known for being the husband of an American professional tennis player, Serena Williams.
Talking about Alexis Ohanian’s net worth, as per Forbes, his worth is $70 million. Similarly, according to Business Insider, Alexis and his wife, Serena, are considered one of the wealthiest couples in America. They have a combined worth of $189 million, Alexis with $9 million and Serena with $180 million.
Regarding Alexis’s source of income, he earns a big figure from investments, entrepreneurship, business ventures, and many others.
As a part of philanthropy, Alexis was also a member of the group that donated $1.75 million to an organization for teaching tech skills.
On the other side, no doubt, his wife’s marvelous playing career is the result behind such huge net worth. Serena is someone who has slammed many titles. Throughout her over two-decades-long career, she has won 796 matches and won 72 medals. Till the date, she has lost only 133 games.
Serena’s total cash prize is around $88 million, which is almost $50 million higher than any other professional tennis player in the world.
Back in 2004, the professional tennis player signed $40 million worth five years contract with Nike. According to Forbes, she makes $18 million per annum only from endorsements.
Alexis is one of the famous entrepreneurs, investors, and venture capitalists. Right after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005, he and his friend, Steve Huffman, developed the idea of Y Combinator (American seed accelerator).
However, they gave up the idea and eventually pitched the idea of reddit.com. Their main goal was to make Reddit the front page of the Internet. Even after numerous obstacles in his life happening during the time (his girlfriend falling from five stories and being in a coma and her mother diagnosing with the inoperable tumor), he stayed focused on his work.
Alexis sold his stock for $10 million in 2006. Now, his creation (Reddit) is the third most used and visited website in American history and has a total valuation of $3 billion.
Alexis worked in Reddit as its board of directors (returned to Reddit even after selling his stocks) and started working full time on 10th July 2015. However, in February, Alexis stepped back from the company to focus on investing.
Regarding Alexis’s early tech investing, he co-founded Initialized Capital in 2010, investing in Instacart, Cruise, Opendoor, and Zenefits. In 2019, he spent $3 million in childcare startup named Kinside through Initialized Capital.
Back in July 2019, Alexis and Serena made headlines for buying Beverly Hills mansion for the whopping amount of $9.6 million. During the time, they also listed their Bel Air Home on sale for $17.3 million.
The house, which spreads to 6,000 square feet, consists of five bedrooms, a swimming pool, a games room, seven bathrooms, a yoga room, a tennis court, a massage room, and many others.
Alexis and Serena, who first met at Rome Cavalieri Hotel, kept their relationship very secret in the initial phase. The couple actually had their first date after a month of meeting for the first time.
The duo kept everything away from the limelight for a year. In 2016, Alexis started showing his interest in tennis via Instagram. And a few months later, Serena first posted a picture on her Instagram captioning “the nerd.”
Since then, Alexis regularly appears on her social media accounts.
On 10th December 2016, Alexis popped the question with $2 million worth ring. Twenty days later, she announced the engagement via Reddit post.
Almost a year after engagement, Alexis and Serena tied the knot on 16th November 2017, in a star-stud wedding ceremony in New Orleans. Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian West, and others attended their ceremony.
For the ceremony, the 38 years old player wore $3.5 million jewelry and changed her dress three times.
Serena welcomed the pair’s first child, daughter, in September 2017, two months before tying the knot.
Do you know? Serena was eight weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open-A true legend.