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Arianna Huffington

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Arianna Huffington
Huffington at the 2012 Time 100 gala
Huffington at the 2012 Time 100 gala
BornAriánna Stasinopoúlou
(1950-07-15) July 15, 1950 (age 73)
Athens, Greece
OccupationJournalist, entrepreneur
NationalityAmerican; Greek
Alma materGirton College, Cambridge
GenreNon-fiction, news
SubjectPolitics, spirituality, environment, liberalism
SpouseMichael Huffington
(m. 1986–1997, divorced)

Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington (born Ariadnē-Anna Stasinopoúlou, Greek: Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου [ariˈaðni ˈana stasinoˈpulu]; on July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known for her news website The Huffington Post. She was a one-time liberal democrat.[1][2] She later became a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which she adopted liberal political beliefs in the late 1990s.[3] She is the former spouse of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington.

Political career[change | change source]

In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Huffington was born Ariánna Stasinopoúlou in Athens, Greece on July 15, 1950. She studied economics at Girton College, Cambridge. Huffington was married to Michael Huffington from 1986 until they divorced in 1997. She became an American citizen in 1990.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jones, Mother (1995). Mother Jones Magazine. Mother Jones. p. 83.
  2. Orth, Maureen (2004). The Importance of Being Famous: Behind the Scenes of the Celebrity-Industial Complex. Macmillan. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-8050-7545-8.
  3. "10 Questions for Arianna Huffington". Time. July 3, 2008. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  4. Schofield, Jack (August 25, 2008). "Huffington Post: From millionaire's blog to leading liberal newspaper". Guardian News. London. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved September 18, 2008.

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