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Alexis Ohanian was born on 24 April 1983 in New York City USA, of Armenian and German heritage. He is perhaps best known as a co-founder of the social news and networking website Reddit. He has also helped in launching the online travel company Hipmunk and created Breadpig, a company which sells “geeky” merchandise and gives a lot of its profit to charities.
So how rich is Alexis Ohanian? Sources estimate his current net worth to be $4 million. Most of his wealth has been accumulated by working on Reddit and Breadpig.
Alexis Ohanian Net Worth $4 Million
Alex Ohanian studied at the University of Virginia and after graduating in 2005 he, together with Aaron Swartz and Steve Huffman created Reddit. The company was bought by Conde Nast Publications, but Ohanian still had great influence as one of the people in Reddit’s Board of Directors. Of course, Alexis’ net worth rose significantly.
Alexis created another company, with the strange name Breadpig in 2007. This company mostly concentrates on selling “geeky” merchandise and has an unusual approach to business, claiming to be an “uncorporation”, which means that they try to use the earned money to support charities and other projects. Alexis decided to leave the Reddit’s team in 2009. A year later Ohanian became an advisor to the Hipmunk website and helped to launch it.
Apart from being known as a businessman leading great internet websites which have built most of his net worth, Ohanian is also known as a social activist. Between 2010 and 2012, the Internet users were threatened by the SOPA (Stop Internet Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). Ohanian was an outspoken activist against these acts and was one of the key people who helped to vote down these bills. After these events, Ohanian was chosen as the first on The Daily Dot’s list of “Most influential activists of 2012”. While these social acts did not necessarily help to directly raise his net worth, they certainly helped to raise Ohanian’s popularity and earned him a lot of fans on the Internet.
In 2013, Ohanian published his first book, entitled “Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed” which made it to #5 on the Hardcover Business best sellers list in the Wall Street Journal. In the same year, Ohanian started his own web series, called “Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian”.
Ohanian has also been a part of two radio podcast shows: NYRD Radio in 2014 and Upvoted which started in 2015, and is strongly related to Reddit as it examines some of the stories found on that website. All of these endeavors have helped to increase Ohanian’s net worth.
In his personal life, Alexis Ohanian is not married yet. During the time-off from his businesses and projects, Alexis speaks at lectures and conferences in various universities, also on some of the most influential companies such as Google, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson and others.