38 Facts About Arianna Huffington


Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist and businesswoman.


Arianna Huffington is a co-founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books.


Arianna Huffington has been named to Time magazine's list of the worlds 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.


Arianna Huffington was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the late-1990s, she offered liberal points of view in public, while remaining involved in business endeavors.


Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at The Huffington Post in August 2016 to focus on a new startup, Thrive Global, centered on health and wellness information.


Arianna Huffington was born Ariadne-Anna Stasinopoulou in Athens, Greece, in 1950, the daughter of Konstantinos and Elli Stasinopoulou, and is the sister of Agapi.


Arianna Huffington moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 16 and studied economics at Girton College, Cambridge, where she was the first foreign, and third female president of the Cambridge Union.


Arianna Huffington studied abroad in India, and told IANS in an email interview "India has long held a special place in my heart, from the time I went to study comparative religion at Visva-Bharati University".


In 1971, Arianna Huffington appeared in an edition of Face the Music along with Bernard Levin.


Arianna Huffington concluded that she had to break away and moved to New York in 1980.


From March to April 1980, Arianna Huffington joined Bob Langley as the co-host of BBC1's late-night talk and entertainment show Saturday Night at the Mill, appearing in just 5 editions before being dropped from the program.


In 1973, Arianna Huffington wrote a book titled The Female Woman, attacking the Women's Liberation movement in general and Germaine Greer's 1970 The Female Eunuch in particular.


Arianna Huffington rose to the national US prominence during the unsuccessful Senate bid in 1994 by her then husband, Michael Arianna Huffington, a Republican.


Arianna Huffington became known as a reliable supporter of conservative causes such as Newt Gingrich's "Republican Revolution" and Bob Dole's 1996 candidacy for president.


Arianna Huffington teamed up with liberal comedian Al Franken as the conservative half of "Strange Bedfellows" during Comedy Central's coverage of the 1996 US presidential election.


Arianna Huffington headed The Detroit Project, a public interest group lobbying automakers to start producing cars running on alternative fuels.


Arianna Huffington spoke at the 2004 College Democrats of America Convention in Boston, which was held in conjunction with the 2004 Democratic National Convention.


Arianna Huffington serves on the board of directors of the Berggruen Institute, the Center for Public Integrity, Uber, and Onex Corporation.


Arianna Huffington is a One Young World Counsellor, speaking to delegates at summits in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2013 and Dublin, Ireland, in 2014.


Arianna Huffington spoke about her "third metric" for success and the value of youth leadership.


In 2012, The Arianna Huffington Post became the first commercially run United States digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize.


In 2016 Arianna Huffington stepped down from her positions at AOL and Arianna Huffington Post to launch her new enterprise, Thrive Global, which claims to offer "science-based solutions" to end stress and burnout.


Arianna Huffington was an independent candidate in the 2003 recall election of California Governor Gray Davis.


Arianna Huffington described her candidacy against frontrunner Arnold Schwarzenegger as "the hybrid versus the Hummer", making reference to her ownership of a hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius, and Schwarzenegger's Hummer.


Arianna Huffington dropped out of the race on September 30,2003, and endorsed Governor Gray Davis' campaign to vote against the recall.


Arianna Huffington served as co-host of BBC's late-night chat show Saturday Night at the Mill for four weeks before viewer complaints caused her to be dropped from the show.


Arianna Huffington's first foray onto the internet was a website called Resignation.


In November 2008, Huffington joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane's animated series The Cleveland Show, where she lent her voice to the wife of Tim the Bear, named Arianna.


Arianna Huffington was spoofed by actress Tracey Ullman in her Showtime comedy series Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.


Arianna Huffington was further impersonated by actresses Michaela Watkins and Nasim Pedrad on Saturday Night Live.


Arianna Huffington appeared as herself in the May 10,2010, episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.


Arianna Huffington participated in the 24th annual "Distinguished Speaker Series" at the University at Buffalo, New York, on September 16,2010.


Arianna Huffington headlined a debate against radio co-host Mary Matalin on current world events, political issues, and the local Buffalo economy.


Arianna Huffington played herself in the Family Guy episode "Brian Writes a Bestseller" along with Dana Gould and Bill Maher in a live segment of Real Time with Bill Maher.


In 2012, Arianna Huffington became a LinkedIn influencer, writing about success and sharing professional insights.


Arianna Huffington has had a lifelong interest in spirituality; in her youth, together with Bernard Levin, she explored the Rajneesh movement, later dating Erhard Seminars Training founder Werner Erhard and going on to become affiliated with John-Roger Hinkins' Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness.


Arianna Huffington was selected for the inaugural 2021 Forbes 50 Over 50; made up of entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and creators who are over the age of 50.


Arianna Huffington is Greek by birth and became a naturalized American citizen in 1990.