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All about Serena Williams’ fiance Alexis Ohanian

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Post his graduation, Alexis co-founded Reddit in 2005 with American web developer Steve Huffman.

Tennis star Serena Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

She said it was a surprise for her when Alexis proposed to her in Rome.

In a poem posted on her verified Reddit account, Serena disclosed: “I came home/A little late/Someone had a bag packed for me/And a carriage awaited/Destination: Rome/To escort me to my very own “charming”/Back to where our stars first collided/And now it was full circle/At the same table we first met by chance/This time he made it not by chance/But by choice/Down on one knee/He said 4 words/And/r/isaidyes”.

To this, Alexis commented: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet.”

Later, he posted Serena Williams’s poem on his official Facebook page and wrote: “She said yes.”

Here are 10 facts about Alexis Ohanian:

1. Alexis was born on April 24, 1983. His father Chris Ohanian was an Armenian-American, while his mother Anke was a German.

2. After his schooling at Howard High School in Ellicott City, Maryland, he went to the University of Virginia, where he completed his graduation in commerce and history.

3. Post his graduation, he co-founded Reddit in 2005 with American web developer Steve Huffman.

4. In 2007, Alexis launched Breadpig that produced merchandise for geeks and donated the proceeds to charity.

5. In 2009, he was invited to speak at famous thinkers’ event TED, where he spoke about a whale named Mister Splashy Pants.

6. In 2013, Alexis wrote a bestseller “Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed” for aspiring entrepreneurs.

7. Alexis made it to the Forbes “30 Under 30 list” twice (2011, 2012).

8. He was dating Serena Williams since October 2015.

9. Before founding Reddit, Alexis used to work as a waiter at Pizza Hut for pocket money.

10. He has a black cat named Karma.

(Sources: The Guardian, WagCenter, Wikipedia, The New York Times)

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