“Not until they pay her what she’s worth” – Serena Williams’ confident reply to husband Alexis Ohanian about daughter Olympia’s football future

Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, is undoubtedly one of the most successful businessmen in the United States right now. It seems he’s also getting his family involved in the business world, including his wife Serena and daughter Olympia.

Notably, Ohanian became the lead investor in NWSL football club Angel City FC, formed in 2020. Interestingly, Ohanian also made his daughter Olympia one of the owners, making her the youngest sports team owner ever. In a recent interview, Ohanian revealed the reason for this decision.

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Serena Williams’ words inspired Alexis Ohanian to make Olympia the youngest sports team owner

Speaking to ESPN, Ohanian uncovered to see the women’s World Cup final and wanting the Olympics to play football in the future. He said, You know, to her credit, it was actually her doing. This is now, just after the first game I went to, I was back at Wimbledon with my wife. She was in the middle of a business trip. My daughter was running around during the finals. We’re watching on TV, she’s in her little Alex Morgan jersey, and I remarked to Serena, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if one day Olympia played on the women’s national team like any proud father.

Later, Ohanian spoke about Serena’s response as he said: Without missing a beat, Serena said, “Not until they pay her what she’s worth.” I said ‘okay, challenge accepted’. I’ve got 15/16 years to play a role, you know, in helping these women get what they absolutely deserve.

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Then Ohanian continued to talk about Olympia’s involvement in Angel City FC. He added, “WWhen I was able to invest in this team I set aside a small portion of the money to trust Olympia made her the youngest owner in pro sports because to be fair that was a big part of what led to it and obviously, also involved my wife.”

It is worth noting that both Olympia and her father Ohanian often watch Angel City FC home games live from the stadium. During a game, Olympia also kicked a soccer ball onto the field while having fun with her father. In an interview, serena once revealed Olympia’s love for football and Ohanian shared the same news in the latest interview. It will be interesting to see which career path Olympia will take in the future.

08/29/2022; Rinse, NY, USA; Serena Williams (USA) (ML) poses for a photo with daughter Olympia (L), husband Alexis Ohanian (ML) and sister Isha Price (R) after a ceremony honoring her career following her match against Danka Kovinic (MNE) (Non pictured) on day one of the 2022 US Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Angel City FC is getting a lot of buzz in the NWSL. According to multiple reports, the club is worth now $100 Millions, thanks to Ohanian’s amazing social media campaign. Interestingly, this also makes Olympia a millionaire. However, Angel City FC’s on-field performances have not been great for the last few games. They are currently in 7th place in the league table.

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