Arianna Huffington

Politician, Organization founder

1950 –

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Who is Arianna Huffington?

Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known for her news website The Huffington Post. At one time a liberal democrat she later became a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which she adopted liberal political beliefs in the late 1990s. She is the ex-wife of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington.

In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election.

In 2009, Huffington was named as number 12 in Forbes' first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media. She has also moved up to number 42 in The Guardian's Top 100 in Media List.

In 2011, AOL acquired The Huffington Post for US$315 million and made Huffington president and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which included The Huffington Post and then-existing AOL properties such as Engadget, AOL Music, Patch Media, and StyleList.

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Born
Jul 15, 1950
Athens
Also known as
  • Ariadne Anna Stassinopoulos
  • arianna_huffington
  • Arianna Stassinopoulos
  • Arianna Stassinopoulou
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness
Ethnicity
  • Greek American
Nationality
  • Greece
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • M.A., Girton College, Cambridge
    Economics
    ( - 1972)
  • University of Cambridge
Lived in
  • California
  • Athens
  • England
  • Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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