Who is Serena Williams Husband Alexis Ohanian, what is his net worth and when did he start Reddit? – The US sun

SERENA WILLIAMS’ career appears to be on the wane after she told Vogue she’s looking for a life after tennis.

But first, the American tennis icon, 40, is trying to claim another US Open title.

    Alexis Ohanian can be seen on the sidelines when Serena Williams plays in the biggest tournaments


Alexis Ohanian can be seen on the sidelines when Serena Williams plays in the biggest tournamentsPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

But who exactly is her husband Alexis, how long has he been with Serena and how much is he worth?

Who is Alexis Ohanian?

Alexis Ohanian39, is a tech entrepreneur and bestselling author from the United States.

He wrote the bestselling book Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, published in 2013.

The father-of-one was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1983 to an Armenian-American father — whose family was fleeing the genocide — and a German mother.

Alexis attended school in Ellicot City, Maryland before graduating in 2005 with a degree in Commerce and History from the University of Virginia.

In addition to his online endeavors and writing, he is a political activist – particularly on World Wide Web issues.

He has been dubbed “the mayor of the internet” after clashing with US lawmakers over bills aimed at cracking down on copyright infringement online.

    Alexis founded Reddit the year he graduated from college at just 22 years old


Alexis founded Reddit the year he graduated from college at just 22 years oldPhoto credit: Getty Images

When did he co-found Reddit and what is his net worth?

He is best known as the co-founder of the social news website Reddit.

Along with his business partner and Virginia graduate, Steve Huffman, the 6ft 5in innovator founded what is now a global name at just 22 years old.

It was officially launched on June 23, 2005.

The site went from strength to strength, eventually being acquired by publishing giant Conde Nast – owners of Wired, GQ and Vogue magazines – in 2006.

It was recently valued at £407 million and ranks as the seventh largest site in the US.

Still a member of the site’s board of directors, Alexis wasn’t about to rest on his laurels.

He then founded social enterprise Breadpig in 2007 and helped launch travel search website Hipmunk in 2010 before co-founding early-stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital that same year.

Forbes estimates Ohanian’s net worth at $70 million (£50 million).

    Serena Williams shows off her huge engagement ring


Serena Williams shows off her huge engagement ringPhoto credit: Reddit

When did Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams get engaged?

Alexis and Serena got engaged in December 2016. They had been together – secretly – for 15 months after meeting in Rome.

The couple announced the news of their engagement on their social media accounts.

The lovers also posted a picture of them grinning from ear to ear and showing Serena a spectacular stone in her diamond engagement ring.

Alexis was also seen cheering for his wife-to-be as she competed at the Australian Open.

The Reddit founder clapped and looked proud as his wife-to-be won in straight sets to beat rival Belinda Bencic.

Serena triumphed in the final, sending her sister Venus to surpass Steffi Graf’s Grand Slam winning tally and cement her status as the greatest of all time.

And she was about eight weeks pregnant at the time.

The tennis champion gave an interview to Vanity Fair in June She shared the details of how they fell in love and how she told him she was pregnant by presenting him with a paper bag containing six positive pregnancy tests.

    Serena Williams with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian just before the birth of their daughter


Serena Williams with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian just before the birth of their daughterPhoto credit: Splash News


Photo credit: Instagram

Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr

When did Serena give birth?

The tennis legend announced that she was 22 weeks pregnant in mid-April 2017.

This put the baby’s due date in late August or early September – and just like on cue, labor started on September 1st.

She gave birth to a little girl On the same day, American WPBF-25 news producer Chris Shepherd tweeted that the mother and child were “doing fine.”

On September 13, the tennis ace announced that she and partner Alexis Ohanian had given birth to a baby girl and named her Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

When and where did Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian get married?

Alexis married his fiancee Serena on Thursday November 16, 2017.

The couple wed at a star-studded party in New Orleans.

A source said Daily Mail: “Serena and Alexis chose the Contemporary Arts Center for its incredible architecture and history.

“They instructed Preston to fill the hall with thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers. The hall will be completely redesigned.”

What did he say about his wife in the controversial cartoon?

After Serena’s outburst at the US Open, in which she called the referee a “thief” and a “liar,” a cartoon of her appeared in the Herald Sun newspaper.

It featured Serena Williams as an angry baby with exaggerated features and immediately sparked an outcry from critics, who called it racist.

The newspaper ran it again and Alexis now described it as “blatantly racist and misogynistic”.

Visibly pregnant Serena Williams poses for photos with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian

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