During his time as a student at the University of Virginia, Alexis Ohanian was a member of the professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Virginia. He earned a degree in history in addition to his business degree when he graduated.
Ohanian is a staunch supporter of keeping the internet free and available to all users. Ohanian opposed the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act when they were introduced in the Senate in 2010 and 2011. Ohanian stood up against SOPA and PIPA in front of Congress, helped kick off national protests against them in 2012, and spoke at the NY Tech Meetup march in New York, all of which contributed to their final defeat.
During the Vice Presidential and Presidential debates, Ohanian and Reddit General Manager Erik Martin rode the Internet 2012 Bus Tour from Denver, Colorado, to Danville, Kentucky, to lobby for an open Internet. Alexis’s open internet advocacy led to The Daily Dot crowning him the year’s top activist.
He was also called the “Mayor of the Internet” by Forbes. Since May 2014, Ohanian has been contacting the FCC to advocate for net neutrality.
Alexis Ohanian now has a net worth of $40 million. Alexis has been instrumental in establishing and managing a variety of enterprises, in addition to being engaged in several start-ups. In addition to that, he is an exceptional writer. It has been speculated that he is valued between $9 and $10 million.
Ohanian and Lester Chambers of The Chamber Brothers launched a Kickstarter effort in December 2012 to fund the recording of a new album titled “Lester’s Time Has Come.” The amount raised was almost $61,000. Ohanian utilized Tilt.com to raise $12,244 for Black Girls Code two years later.
“Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed” was published by Ohanian on October 1, 2013. This book is #4 on the Wall Street Journal’s best-sellers list. Ohanian also began hosting the weekly online series “Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian” for The Verge that same year.
Alexis Ohanian first met Serena Williams in May 2015 at the exclusive Rome Cavalieri Hotel. He wasn’t a tennis expert and didn’t follow the sport. They spoke to one another, went on a few dates, and ultimately developed romantic feelings for one another.
They secretly dated for more than a year before publicizing their engagement in 2016. Their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, was born in September 2017. Alexis took a 16-week paid paternity leave after Serena had health complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
After years of planning, the pair tied the knot in November 2017. The wedding departed from the convention and took place in New Orleans. The event had a Disney theme and attracted many famous people. Alexis writes to himself to let himself know that he has fulfilled his wish to make his family his priority.
He is well-known for lavishing his loved ones with attention and has been the target of friendly ribbing from those who know him well because of this reputation.
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