Although Alexis Ohanian is a man of many talents, his most prized accomplishment is undoubtedly his lady love, Serena Williams. Born as Alexis Kerry Ohanian, this dynamic personality is a US-based Internet entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder of an American social news website called “Reddit” and a venture capital fund called “Initialized Capital.” He has also founded a travel search website called “Hipmunk” and a social enterprise known as “Breadpig.” In 2012, he was hailed as the “Mayor of the Internet” by Andy Greenberg: a technical journalist at Forbes. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Alexis Ohanian in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Alexis Ohanian was born on 24 April 1983 in the Brooklyn city of New York. His father, Chris Ohanian was an Armenian American citizen whose grannies came to America after the Armenian Holocaust of 1915. His mother, Anke was a German-born citizen. In 2001, Alexis went to the Howard High School in the Ellicott City of Maryland. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Virginia in commerce and history.
After a long hide & seek relationship with an American professional tennis player Serena Jameka Williams, the couple eventually got engaged on 10 December 2016. On 1st September 2017, the couple was blessed to have a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian. About 2 months after the birth of their daughter, they got married on 16 November 2017 in the New Orleans city of United States.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Alexis Ohanian’s professional career in the field of the internet began in 2005 when he came up with the idea of “MyMobileMenu” with his web developer friend, Steve Huffman. To fulfil the funding of this project in case of its failure, they came up with another alternative called reddit.com. In 2007, he launched a geeky merchandise company called “Breadpig.” It’s an incorporation company which gives away most of its profits to charity.
In 2010, he quit reddit and started working at an American finance company, “Microfinance.” In the same year, he launched the travel search website “Hipmunk” and started working as its advisor. In 2011 and 2012, he was named in the Forbes “30 Under 30” list as an important personality of the Tech industry.
In 2013, a monthly American magazine called “Wired” named Alexis as a “champion of innovation.” In 2015, he was named in the “40 Under 40” list of business persons by Crain Communications Inc. There were several other achievements of Alexis, but as per record, there’s no formal award in his name till date.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Alexis Ohanian till date is $10 million. He has earned most of this wealth from his internet businesses and investments in various firms. He raked in $20 million from the sale of reddit.com. His net wealth may look a bit small for an internet entrepreneur, but we must consider that his career in the field of the internet started nearly a decade back and so this fortune is expected to increase much more in the coming days.
Alexis Ohanian has been so successful in his businesses and investments related to the internet that many today call him an internet junkie. However, the path to success had not been easy. While he was working on his initial projects of ‘MyMobileMenu’ and ‘Reddit,’ his girlfriend met with an accident and went into a coma. He had not even come out of this incident when he faced another tragic incident of his mother being diagnosed with a tumor.
These incidents forced Alexis to be out of his work for a few months, but he never broke and continued to focus on his work. It’s his hard work and dedication towards his work that today many reputed magazines like Forbes and Wired are publishing his name in the list of top US entrepreneurs.