Born in 1983, Alexis Ohanian is a young tech entrepreneur well known for co-founding the social news website Reddit. Although he is referred to as the “startup guy,” he planned to pursue his career in the law sector. His destiny changed when he came up with the idea of Reddit, and it was a tremendous success.
Alexis Ohanian has established himself as a philanthropist achieving the respect of leading personalities in the business arena. He has invested and consulted almost eighty tech startups till now. He is an ambassador of Y Combinator of East as well as the co-founder of the non-profit IHAS.
|Full name||Alexis Kerry Ohanian|
|Birth Date||April 24, 1983|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York City, U.S|
|Children||Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.|
|Ethnicity||American and German|
|Occupation||Investor, Internet Entrepreneur, Activist, Venture Capitalist|
|Education||University of Virginia|
On April 24, 1983, Alexis Kerry Ohanian was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His father, Chris Ohanian, was of Armenian descent, whereas his mother, Anke, was born in Germany. Chris. The grandparents of Alexis came to the United States as refugees after the Armenian Genocide.
Alexis was a brilliant student who was graduated from Howard High School’ in Ellicott City, Maryland. In 2001, he got the golden opportunity to deliver the graduation student address of his class. In 2005, he completed his degree in commerce and history from the ‘University of Virginia.’
After graduation, he started working as a waiter at ‘Pizza Hut’ during his initial days to lead his livelihood. Then he decided to become a lawyer. However, he was destined to meet Huffman, who changed his fate while Ohanian went to Cambridge to take part in a lecture on “How to Start a Startup” by Paul Graham.
Alexis Ohanian’s Personal life
Before getting married, he was dating a girl. In 2005, Alexis experienced a traumatic event as his girlfriend had fallen out of a fifth-floor window in a foreign country. After a few months of being in a coma, she gradually started recovering.
Tennis Legend Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s love story began accidentally. Alexis didn’t know much about tennis, whereas Serena wasn’t a Reddit user. When they first met at a cafe in 2015, their conversation somehow turned into a business as Serena had been investing in companies for over nine years.
This entrepreneur brought Serena back to where they first met in December 2016. He there proposed to her. After one month, the new couple got to know that Serena was pregnant. On September 1, 2017, they welcomed their gorgeous daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
The couple tied the knot on November 16, 2017, with a lavish Disney-themed wedding in New Orleans. Many famous guests such as Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.
From increasing her confidence to gushing about her in the press, Alexis has expressed his affection and honesty in front of the world. He has never failed to capture the world’s attention by adorableness to his wife.
Age, Height, and Weight of Alexis
This 38-year-old handsome tall man has a height of 6 feet 5 inches. He weighs 85 kgs or 188lbs in pounds.
Alexis Ohanian Net Worth & Salary
Alexis Ohanian’s net worth is about $40 million. Lat year Ohanian launched his venture capital fund naming Seven Seven six that has invested in 39 companies. Angel City Football Club and a Los Angeles-based National Women’s Soccer League expansion team are also included that companies. Besides, he has also invested in Impossible Foods.
Alexis Car Collection
|1966 Ford Mustang||$57,495|
|Tesla Model S||$79,990|
|Lincon Navigator SUVs||$76,185|
Alexis Ohanian Career
In 2005, Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit with his college roommate, Steve Huffman. Reddit is an American web startup that allows registered members to submit content. Contents can be in text posts, images, or links. The contents offered are then voted up or down by other members. Camps are organized into a user-created board called “Subreddits.”
Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit alongside his college roommate Steve Huffman. Reddit is a large group of web forums where registered members can submit content and talk about anything one can imagine. From news to technology, pop culture, literature, comics, film, and the unique things in the world.
The contents can be in text posts, images, or links offered for other members’ up or down votes. There is a user-created board called “Subreddits” to organize camps. Viewers can read participate in more than 130,000 active subreddits. Besides free content, people can also subscribe to the subreddit in order to see the most popular posts on their customized Reddit front page.
The idea came to their mind when Alexis and Huffman attended a lecture by Paul Graham during summer break. The lecture took place in Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts. After the lecture, Paul Graham invited them to apply for his startup incubator, ‘Y Combinator.’ The two pitched their first idea, My Mobile Menu, but it declined.
Paul Graham again encouraged them to brainstorm for another idea, and this time, they pitched for Reddit. Reddit idea gained funding support from the Y combinator. In June 2005, Huffman coded the site and launched Reddit with Alexis Ohanian.
On October 31, 2006, a mass media company ‘Condé Nast Publications’ acquired for an unrevealed amount. However, there was a rumor that the amount might be between $10 – 20 million. After the acquisition, San Francisco became the new place of operation.
In 2009, Ohanian and Huffman quit their services of Reddit to pursue other business interests. In 2014, they both came back to Reddit in leadership positions. Steve Huffman became the Chief Executive Officer, while Alexis got the role of Executive Chairman for 2014 and 2015, respectively.
In 2007, he launched a company named Breadpig that produces geeky products that appeal to geeks. The items are sold, and earnings are donated to charity, including the Randall Monroe published book, XKCD: Volume 0. The company was established by him and still is running on its flow without his regular guidance.
In 2010, Alexis joined Hipmunk, which Steve Huffman and Adams Goldstein founded after leaving Reddit. This online travel company is located in San Francisco, California, U.S. This organization provides users with hotel and flight deals through its website and mobile app. Alexis is currently serving the company as the company’s adviser.
Awards & Achievements
- Number one on top 10 most influential activists according to The Daily Dot in 2012
- Mayor of Internet, Forbes, 2012
- 30 under 30 crucial figure in the technology Industry, Forbes 2012 & 2013
- Champions of Innovation, along with Erik Martin in Wired Anniversary Issue, 2013
- 40 under 40 Business List, Crain Communication Inc., 2015
- One of the most creative people in business, Fast Company, 2016