Tennis great Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian recently made one of the toughest decisions of his entrepreneur life. 37-year-old Alexis Ohanian stepped down from the Social Networking website Reddit’s co-founder to make space for an African American. He said that his move is inspired by his two-year-old baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian.
Serena and Alexis Ohanian are the most prominent couple in the United States. In a recent interview with CBS Morning Ohanian said that “I didn’t arrive at this easily. It was absolutely a hard decision.” However, my wife Serena, and daughter influenced my decision.
In the business world, one of the privileges Alexis got that all of his opinions supported. But he quickly understood that, despite being one of the greatest athletes in the world, his wife isn’t given that same attention.
‘I default expect to be heard because all of my life when I bring something up, I’m generally in a position where someone’s going to hear me, take my side, and hear what I have to say. And it’s not until I’m talking to my wife about things that I really understand that is not a luxury that she has had,’ Alexis revealed.
“I Want Her To Be Proud Of Her Father”- Alexis Ohanian
Following Serena’s Husband Resignation, Michael Seibel, CEO of a Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, has now become the first Blackboard member in Reddit’s history.
Alexis Ohanian said that he wants his daughter proud of his father.“You know, Reddit was my first child. I started it right out of college. … I was a kid who walked out of an LSAT to go to a Waffle House and decided he wanted to become an entrepreneur. … But looking inward, it was a hard decision until it was a really easy one … when I remembered that my greatest creation is not and never will be Reddit. It’s my daughter, and I want her to be proud of her father.”
On the other hand, Serena Williams also said that she didn’t convince Alexis Ohanian to step down from Reddit.