Alexis Ohanian has forever left his mark on the internet, where he co-founder the social news giant Reddit. His mission in life is to “make the world suck less.” He even gave free tickets to a father and his son to see an NFL game to promote this message. That’s just adorable. You can run as President of the United States with that platform. But I don’t think he’ll be looking for a career in politics. He’ll be a married man very soon. And he’s going to marry a very rich women in the form of tennis icon Serena Williams. They announced their engagement on December 29, 2016. Alexis is already a rich man with a stellar career launching companies. But he only has a fraction of what Serena has in the bank. Let’s take a look at how much money he has now. We can only imagine the type of dough he’ll be entitled to after marrying Williams. That is…if she doesn’t make him sign a prenup.
Alexis Ohanian Net Worth As Of 2017: $10 Million
Ohanian’s net worth comes in at an estimated $10 million, making him nowhere near as rich as the other tech-giant heads. He may not be super rich like Serena, but he’s certainly no poor person. He’s rich as hell compared to most people. He’s a pioneer in the internet community, co-founding the social news website Reddit in 2005. He also co-founded the venture capital firm Initialized Capital, which helped launch the social enterprise website Breadpig and the travel search website Hipmunk. He was once a partner at another venture capital company Y Combinator. And now, he sits on his throne as executive chairman of Reddit. He’s a man of success and wealth.
He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005, earning degrees in commerce and history. Soon after graduating, he began reddit.com with co-founder Steve Huffman. Their concept got rejected by My Mobile Menu, but the people over at Y Combinator took an interest to Ohanian’s and Hufferman’s website. In 2007, he created Breadpig; a website where geeky merchandise was sold. Breadpig is what he calls a “uncorporation,” since the goal of the website is to give most of the profit to charity. In 2009, he was a speaker for TED Talks. He spoke about Misty Splashy Pants; speaking up for the rights of humpback whales facing the Japanese Fisheries Agency:
In 2010, he left Reddit and headed east to Yerevan, Armenia. He spent 3 months there, where he worked in micro-fiance as a Kiva fellow. That year, he also launched Hipmunk, and currently holds a role as an advisor for the company. 2010 was a yuge year for this savvy capitalist. He was named the “Ambassador to the East” for Y Combinator. He launched Das Kapital Capital, a company that are involved with startup investing, advising and consulting. He also co-founded Initialized Capital, which now holds three funds worth over $160 million under management.
In 2010 and 2011, he made his voice known in politics. He spoke out publicly against Congress’ Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. He felt these laws would harm our online freedoms and would be just another overreach of government. Those two bills were defeated and Ohanian once again emerged victorious.
In 2011 and 2012, Alexis was highlighted in Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30 list,” citing him as a significant figure in the technology industry. In 2012, Forbes also named Alexis Ohanian “Mayor of the Internet.” He was also named number one in The Daily Dot‘s most influential activists of 2012 for his role in the Internet 2012 Bus Tour, campaigning for an open Internet during the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
In 2013, Wired featured Ohanian and Erik Martin as “champions of innovation.” That year, he published a book called Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, which came in fourth on the Wall Street Journal′s best sellers list for Hardcover Business. And two years later, in 2015, he was revered in Crain’s “40 Under 40” list for business. In 2014, he launched his very own podcast called NYRD Radio podcast. And in 2015, he launched a Reddit podcast called Upvoted, where he talks to Reddit users about real stories discussed on the website.
Alexis has appeared on shows like The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose and Meet the Press. He’s been quoted and featured in world-renowned news publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, LATimes, Washington Post, and Time. Now, he finds himself in a promising engagement with the ultra-talented Serena Williams. We, at COED, wish both Williams and Ohanian a beautiful future together with much love and wealth.
In 2017, Ohanian’s fiance Serena Williams announced that she was pregnant.