Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanyan
Alexis Ohanyan, 37, co-founder of the Reddit online platform, announced on social networks that he is leaving the company’s board of directors. He called on the management of the company to take a black man in his place. So the husband of 38-year-old tennis player Serena Williams reacted to anti-racist actions that continue in the United States after the death of 46-year-old George Floyd.
Ohanyan supported the protesters and decided to leave his post to set an example to other businessmen. Two years ago, Alexis already moved away from everyday work in the company, which he founded 15 years ago, and now the board of directors is also leaving. According to the entrepreneur, one of the reasons for this decision was his family.
Alexis Ohanyan and Serena WilliamsI was one of the founders of Reddit 15 years ago to help people find unity. It's time to make the right choice. I make it for myself, my family and my country. I say this as a father who must have an answer for his black daughter when she asks: "What have you done?" I left the board of directors of Reddit and encouraged its members to take in my place a black man, - wrote Alexis on Instagram.
Alexis Ohanyan with daughter Olympia
He also promised that he would spend his future earnings from Reddit on supporting black citizens.
On September 1, 2017, Serena Williams gave birth to a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanyan, and two months after giving birth she married the father of the child. The romance of Alexis and Serena lasted two years before the wedding.