Alexis Kerry Ohanian is a New York-based American Internet entrepreneur and investor.
Ohanian is widely recognized as the executive chairman and co-founder of the popular social news website Reddit. Also, he helped create the Hipmunk travel website.
Brooklyn, New York is the place of origin for Alexis Kerry Ohanian. Following the Armenian Genocide, his paternal grandparents fled to the United States. The mother of Ohanian, a Russian-Armenian, was German. Howard High School in Ellicott City, Maryland, is where he delivered the student address at his 2001 commencement.
What is Alexis Ohanian’s Net Worth?
As of November 2022, Alexis Ohanian has an estimated net worth of $70 Million.
In 2007, Ohanian founded Breadpig, an e-commerce site dedicated to sourcing and selling “Geeky” things. Ohanian then gives all of the company’s earnings to organizations like the San Francisco SPCA and Room to Read, an initiative that will eventually result in the construction of a primary school in Laos. The website has raised almost $150,000 since it first went up in 2007.
MyMobileMenu was Ohanian and Huffman’s first business effort together in 2005, and they sold the idea to the seed accelerator Y Combinator. The corporation had a favorable reaction to the proposal, but they urged the partners to develop something even more original if they wanted to fund it. Then they devised “reddit.com,” which is a website for sharing user-generated content.
In 2005, Reddit was accepted by the ‘Y Combinator startup program. He stayed on the board of directors of Reddit as a co-founder alongside Huffman.
Breadpig was introduced by Alexis in 2007.
His company, which he founded, is successfully operating without his continuous management.
The non-profit organization he worked for, Kiva, lends money to small businesses and students in over 80 countries via the internet. He spent three months in Armenia in 2010 helping with microfinance.
Awards and Honors
Ohanian has been recognized as a rising star in the tech world by Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in 2011 and 2012. Ohanian and Erik Martin were profiled in Wired’s 20th-anniversary issue as “champions of innovation” in 2013. Ohanian was included on Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of successful young entrepreneurs in 2015. Ohanian was recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” in 2016.
The Johns Hopkins University Class of 2020 Commencement Address was given by Ohanian on May 21, 2020.
Ohanian proposed to professional tennis player Serena Williams on December 29th, 2016. Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born to them in West Palm Beach, Florida, on September 1, 2017. On November 16, 2017, in New Orleans, Ohanian and Williams tied the knot with each other.
In an interview, Ohanian noted that seeing Williams compete “changed how he views success in business.” Ohanian and Williams bought their kid a doll they named Qai Qai, and she has now become an internet sensation.