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Arianna Huffington is a popular Greek-American author, commentator and a syndicated columnist

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BirthdayJuly 15, 1950
NationalityAmerican
FamousAmerican-greek Author, Philanthropists, Cambridge University, Media Personalities, Journalists, Writers, ENFP
SpousesMichael Huffington (m. 1986–1997)
Universities
  • Cambridge University
Notable Alumnis
  • Cambridge University
Birth PlaceAthens, Greece
Height178cm
GenderFemale
FatherKonstantinos
MotherElli
Net Worth$50 million as of Oct 4,2016
Sun SignCancer
Born inAthens, Greece
Famous asAmerican-Greek author

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Who is Arianna Huffington?

Arianna Huffington is an author, philanthropist, television personality and owner of the independently liberal online news magazine, ‘The Huffington Post’. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, ‘The Cambridge Union’ and was the first foreign born student to do so. After graduation, she made her mark as a conservative syndicated columnist and with the launch of ‘The Huffington Post’ few years later, she created an online voice portal which offered critical observations on the political scenario. Her celebrity status helped her in getting several high-profile contributors to post their views on politics, news and culture. Arianna rose to fame in 2003 after she decided to contest as an independent candidate in the California recall election to replace then Governor Davis. Apart from this, she also led a Detroit project to promote fuel efficient cars. In 2009, she was named by Forbes as ‘The most influential women in media’; gaining 12th position in the list and in the same year Guardian included her in the top 100 media list. In 2011, AOL Inc. acquired ‘The Huffington Post’ and made her president of that media group which included many then-existing AOL properties too such as ‘Engadget’, ‘AOL music’, ‘Style list’ and ‘Patch Media’.

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Childhood & Early Life

She was born to a journalist and management consultant Konstantinos and his wife Elli Stasinopoulos. Though she was close to her father, it was the relationship she shared with her mother that shaped her life.

Even during her formative years, she exhibited leadership skills for which she is still well-known. At 16 years of age, she moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her studies and enrolled in Girton College, Cambridge. During her college days, she joined the college debating society, Cambridge Union where she became the first foreign and third female president.

In 1972, she graduated with a master’s degree in Economics. After her graduation, she worked as a columnist, critic, and a television host. She also appeared in an edition of ‘Face the music’ along with Bernard Levin and began writing books taking editorial help from him.

Career

In 1973, she wrote ‘The Female Woman’ which emerged as one of her career’s bestsellers. The book was a sensation and it questioned many early strains of the feminist movement. It brought her considerable amount of fame and success.

In 1978, she came out with her second book, ‘After reason’ which showed failure of Western society to satisfy the basic spiritual needs of man due to emergence of materialism. The book didn’t receive the expected response from public, so she began working for the British editions of ‘Vogue’, ‘Cosmopolitan’, and newspapers such as ‘Daily mail’ and ‘The Spectator’.

In 1980, she moved to New York due to some personal issues. The following year saw the release of her biographical book, ‘Maria Callas – The Woman Behind the Legend’. The book sold extremely well and made her a big hit in the city and this recognition introduced her to the city’s social elite.

In 1994, she was accused of stealing themes of an unpublished four-volume PhD thesis of Lydia Gasman and using it in her biography of Pablo Picasso in 1988. Gasman did not file any suit though. Columnist Maureen Orth also claimed that Huffington borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, ‘The Gods of Greece’.

In 1994, she gained national prominence during the unsuccessful senate bid by her then husband Michael Huffington. She became famous as a reliable supporter of conservative and became one of the most influential speakers of the Republican Party.

In 1996, she teamed up with a liberal comedian Al Franken as conservative half of the ‘Strange Bedfellows’ during Comedy Central’s coverage of the U.S. Presidential elections of that year.

In 1998, she started doing a weekly radio show in Los Angeles called ‘Left, Right and Center’ that matched her, a ‘right-winger’, against the self-proclaimed centrist, Matt Miller and a leftist journalist, Robert Scheer.

In 2000, she opposed the NATO intervention during the Yugoslav wars and initiated the ‘Shadow Conventions’ which appeared at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles at Patriotic Hall.

In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate against Arnold Schwarzenegger in California’s recall elections but dropped out after a terrible campaign which made her position sink during polls where she eventually finished fifth, capturing 0.55% of the votes.

In 2004, she spoke for the College Democrats of America Convention which was held along with the 2004 Democratic National Convention. In the following year, she became the panel speaker at the California Democratic Party State Convention which was held in Los Angeles. She is a regular panelist on the weekend radio program ‘Both side now with Huffington and Matalin’ hosted by Mark Green.

In November 2008, she joined the cast of an animated series, ‘The Cleveland Show’ where she lend her voice to the wife of ‘Tim, the bear’ also named Arianna. She made few appearances on shows such as ‘Roseanne’, ‘The L Word’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Help Me Help You’, and the film ‘EdTV’.

Major Works

In 2003, she founded the ‘Detroit Project’ along with three other people for lobbying American automakers to build cars and SUVs that have higher fuel efficiency and use alternative fuels.

On May 9, 2005, she launched ‘The Huffington Post’ as a liberal outlet and alternative to certain news aggregators. Six years later she became the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post media group.

On September 16, 2010, she participated in the 24th annual ‘Distinguished Speaker Series’ at the University of Buffalo, New York where she headlined a debate against radio co-host Mary Matalin on world events, political issues and local economy.

On October 30, 2010, she provided many buses to ferry people from Citi Field in Queens to RFK stadium in Washington DC who wanted to go to Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to restore sanity and/or fear’.

Awards & Achievements

In 1997, she was nominated for the primetime Emmy for a comedy talk show ‘Politically Incorrect’ under the category of ‘Outstanding writing for a variety or music program’.

In 2012, ‘The Huffington Post’ became the first commercially run US digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Personal Life

In 1971, she met Bernard Levin in an edition of ‘Face the music’ and soon a relationship developed between them. She always remained deeply in love with him but they parted ways in 1980 because Levin never wanted to marry or have children.

On April 12, 1986, she married Michael Huffington after six months of courtship and moved to Santa Barbara, California. The couple has two daughters, Christina Sophia Huffington and Isabella Diana Huffington. In 1997, the couple divorced following a disclosure by Michael Huffington that he is bisexual.

Trivia

She serves on the board of directors of the Center for Public Integrity.

In 2009, she was named as number 12 in Forbes' first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media.

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Arianna Huffington biography timelines

  • // 15th Jul 1950
    She was born to a journalist and management consultant Konstantinos and his wife Elli Stasinopoulos. Though she was close to her father, it was the relationship she shared with her mother that shaped her life.
  • // 1972
    In 1972, she graduated with a master’s degree in Economics. After her graduation, she worked as a columnist, critic, and a television host. She also appeared in an edition of ‘Face the music’ along with Bernard Levin and began writing books taking editorial help from him.
  • // 1973
    In 1973, she wrote ‘The Female Woman’ which emerged as one of her career’s bestsellers. The book was a sensation and it questioned many early strains of the feminist movement. It brought her considerable amount of fame and success.
  • // 1978
    In 1978, she came out with her second book, ‘After reason’ which showed failure of Western society to satisfy the basic spiritual needs of man due to emergence of materialism. The book didn’t receive the expected response from public, so she began working for the British editions of ‘Vogue’, ‘Cosmopolitan’, and newspapers such as ‘Daily mail’ and ‘The Spectator’.
  • // 1980
    In 1980, she moved to New York due to some personal issues. The following year saw the release of her biographical book, ‘Maria Callas – The Woman Behind the Legend’. The book sold extremely well and made her a big hit in the city and this recognition introduced her to the city’s social elite.
  • // 1986
    On April 12, 1986, she married Michael Huffington after six months of courtship and moved to Santa Barbara, California. The couple has two daughters, Christina Sophia Huffington and Isabella Diana Huffington. In 1997, the couple divorced following a disclosure by Michael Huffington that he is bisexual.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, she was accused of stealing themes of an unpublished four-volume PhD thesis of Lydia Gasman and using it in her biography of Pablo Picasso in 1988. Gasman did not file any suit though. Columnist Maureen Orth also claimed that Huffington borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, ‘The Gods of Greece’.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, she gained national prominence during the unsuccessful senate bid by her then husband Michael Huffington. She became famous as a reliable supporter of conservative and became one of the most influential speakers of the Republican Party.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she teamed up with a liberal comedian Al Franken as conservative half of the ‘Strange Bedfellows’ during Comedy Central’s coverage of the U.S. Presidential elections of that year.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, she was nominated for the primetime Emmy for a comedy talk show ‘Politically Incorrect’ under the category of ‘Outstanding writing for a variety or music program’.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, she started doing a weekly radio show in Los Angeles called ‘Left, Right and Center’ that matched her, a ‘right-winger’, against the self-proclaimed centrist, Matt Miller and a leftist journalist, Robert Scheer.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she opposed the NATO intervention during the Yugoslav wars and initiated the ‘Shadow Conventions’ which appeared at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles at Patriotic Hall.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate against Arnold Schwarzenegger in California’s recall elections but dropped out after a terrible campaign which made her position sink during polls where she eventually finished fifth, capturing 0.55% of the votes.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she founded the ‘Detroit Project’ along with three other people for lobbying American automakers to build cars and SUVs that have higher fuel efficiency and use alternative fuels.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, she spoke for the College Democrats of America Convention which was held along with the 2004 Democratic National Convention. In the following year, she became the panel speaker at the California Democratic Party State Convention which was held in Los Angeles. She is a regular panelist on the weekend radio program ‘Both side now with Huffington and Matalin’ hosted by Mark Green.
  • // 2005
    On May 9, 2005, she launched ‘The Huffington Post’ as a liberal outlet and alternative to certain news aggregators. Six years later she became the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post media group.
  • // 2008
    In November 2008, she joined the cast of an animated series, ‘The Cleveland Show’ where she lend her voice to the wife of ‘Tim, the bear’ also named Arianna. She made few appearances on shows such as ‘Roseanne’, ‘The L Word’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Help Me Help You’, and the film ‘EdTV’.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she was named as number 12 in Forbes' first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, ‘The Huffington Post’ became the first commercially run US digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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Arianna Huffington's FAQ

  • What is Arianna Huffington birthday?

    Arianna Huffington was born at 1950-07-15

  • Where is Arianna Huffington's birth place?

    Arianna Huffington was born in Athens, Greece

  • What is Arianna Huffington nationalities?

    Arianna Huffington's nationalities is American

  • Who is Arianna Huffington spouses?

    Arianna Huffington's spouses is Michael Huffington (m. 1986–1997)

  • What was Arianna Huffington universities?

    Arianna Huffington studied at Cambridge University

  • What was Arianna Huffington notable alumnis?

    Arianna Huffington's notable alumnis is Cambridge University

  • How tall is Arianna Huffington?

    Arianna Huffington's height is 178

  • Who is Arianna Huffington's father?

    Arianna Huffington's father is Konstantinos

  • Who is Arianna Huffington's mother?

    Arianna Huffington's mother is Elli

  • What is Arianna Huffington's sun sign?

    Arianna Huffington is Cancer

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    Arianna Huffington is famouse as American-Greek author