Who is Serena Williams’ husband? How Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian met the tennis star

Serena Williams is considered one of the best tennis professionals in the world. However, in August 2022, the Michigan native announced her plans to retire after competing at the US Tennis Open to spend more time with her husband Alexis Ohanian. He co-founded the world’s most popular website, Reddit.

Williams told news outlets she wants to focus her attention on having another child with Ohanian. The 38-year-old tech entrepreneur proposed to Williams in December 2016 and they officially married in November 2017. The couple currently resides in Florida with their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian.

“For the past year Alexis and I have been trying to have another child and we recently received some information from my doctor that puts my mind at ease and makes me feel like we can expand our family whenever we are ready. ‘ Williams wrote Vogue Magazine.


“As an athlete, I definitely don’t want to be pregnant again.

Serena Williams in 2022

Serene Williams plans to retire to focus on spending time with her husband Alexis Ohanian and the couple’s four-year-old daughter. (Adam Davy/PA via AP/AP Newsroom)

Who is Alexis Ohanian?

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ohanian is the child of an Armenian-American father whose family fled the United States Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turks during WW1, and his mother is German. The father-of-one made his fortune as a tech entrepreneur and investor in several online social media sites, including Reddit.

Ohanian is the co-founder of Reddit and previously served on the site’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman. He founded Reddit in 2005 with college roommate Steve Huffman and later Aaron Swartz. He is also a co-founder of Initialized Capital, a venture capital firm that owns travel organization websites like Hipmunk. In June 2020, Ohanian left the firm to found another venture capital firm called “776”.

“After just one year, 776 now has over $750 million in assets under management and we are moving closer to realizing the vision we debuted in Forbes: a tech startup leveraging venture capital; an investor community that reflects our country (50% women and 15% Black and Native Americans); and a focus on supporting our founders and purposefully building a high-performing team,” Ohanian wrote on his website.

How did he meet Serena Williams?

Williams first encountered Reddit Co-founded at the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome in May 2015, according to an interview she gave to Vanity Fair. While the tennis star was having breakfast with friends one morning, her future husband sat down at a table next to him.

“This big guy comes and just flops down at the table next to us, and I’m like, ‘Huh! All these tables and he’s sitting here,” Williams recalled. In a playful attempt to get him to leave the table, she told Ohanian that there was a rat under his table, but even that couldn’t make him move. Eventually, the pair struck up a conversation and Williams invited him to attend their upcoming match.


Alexis Ohanian with daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

Ohanian with his daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. cheers on Serena Williams at the National Bank Open at Sobeys Stadium on August 10, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Reddit co-founder and the tennis star welcomed their daughter in 2017. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/Getty Images)

After watching Williams at the Italian Open, she invited Ohanian to another match in Paris. While in town, they went on a six-hour date by strolling around the French capital. In December 2016, Ohanian Williams proposed at the same place they fell in love – the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome.

The couple married in New Orleans in 2017 and greeted each other Daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., later in the year.


What is his net worth?

The couple’s combined net worth is more than $300 million. Ohanian’s venture capital investments and career have earned him an estimated net worth of $70 million forbes Meanwhile, Williams enjoys a net worth of $260 million.

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