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10. Alexis Ohanian

Cofounder of Reddit
Amber Atherton1  
San Francisco, CA, USA

Reddit is an online discussion and community platform that ranks, at present, as the eighth most visited website in the world. Founded in 2005 by Alexis Ohanian, Steve Huffman, and Aaron Swartz, it was envisaged to become “the front page of the Internet.” Users can post content, which is ordered by subject, into “subreddits” or “communities.” Reddit has over 138,000 active communities and more than 400 million monthly users. Posts with greater upvotes are displayed earlier within each subreddit; ...

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