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Arianna Huffington

American-Greek author
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Athens, Greece
Country: United States
BirthDay: 15 July 1950
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.78 m

Arianna Huffington was bornon 15 July 1950 in Athens, Greece, American, is American-Greek author. 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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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’


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


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


On May 9, 2005, she launched ‘The Huffington Post’ as a liberal outlet and alternative to certain news aggregators


In 2004, she spoke for the College Democrats of America Convention which was held along with the 2004 Democratic National Convention


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


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 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 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


In 1994, she gained national prominence during the unsuccessful senate bid by her then husband Michael Huffington


Columnist Maureen Orth also claimed that Huffington borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, ‘The Gods of Greece’


In 1980, she moved to New York due to some personal issues


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


In 1973, she wrote ‘The Female Woman’ which emerged as one of her career’s bestsellers


In 1972, she graduated with a master’s degree in Economics

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