Ariana Huffington - Updated Jul 2024

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Ariana Huffington

Ariana Huffington is the Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder, as well as CEO of Thrive Global. Ariana Huffington had come to fame after being named one of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women.

Early Life and Childhood

Ariana Huffington was born on 15th July 1960 in Athens, Greece. Currently, she is 63 years old and belongs to American nationality. She is the daughter of Konstantinos Stasinopoulous and Elli Georgiadis-Stasinopoulous. Her birth name is Ariadne-Anna Stassinopoúlou.

Similarly, her father works as a journalist and management consultant while her mother is a housemaker. She has spent her childhood playing with her sister, Agapi Stasinopoulos. Furthermore, she is a best-selling author, Inspirational Speaker, and Thrives Global Facilitator.


Reflecting on Huffington’s education, she had finished her graduation with Honors in Economics from Girton College, Cambridge. She even completed her Master’s Degree in 1972 with Honors in Economics from the University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

Similarly, she had even attended Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal, India to study Comparative Religion.

Ariana Huffington – Professional Life

Focusing on the prominent Ariana Huffington career, she has written 15 books until now. She has written After Reason in the year 1978, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer in 1996, Thrive The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder in 2014, and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time in the year 2016. Similarly, he was an article writer for ‘National Review’ in the late 80s.

In her musical career, she co-wrote the album Odes in the year 1979.

Huffington Post

In 2005, she organized The Huffington Post currently known as HuffPost with Andrew Breitbart, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti. Launched it on May 9, 2005, as a commentary outlet, blog, as well as an alternative to news aggregators. In 2012, The Huffington Post grew to the first commercially operated United States digital media company to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Business Career

In the year 2005, she co-founded Huffington Post along with Kenneth Lerer, Jonah Peretti, and Andrew Breitbart which was ranked as the No. 1, political site by eBizMBA. The next year, she founded Thrive Global. Huffington was on the Board of Directors for various organizations like Berggruen Institute, the Center for Public Integrity, Uber, and Onex Corporation.

Media Appearances

In the year 1980, she co-hosted, BBC One with Bob Lonely. She has even served as the radio panelist on ‘Any Question?’ and TV panelist on ‘Call My Bluff’, and ‘Face the Music’. Similarly, she hosted the website, for Huffington Post. In the year 2005, she was a Panel speaker for the California Democratic Party State Convention, in Los Angeles.

Ariana Huffington

Caption: Ariana Huffington captured during an event (Source: Fortune)

Likewise, she even worked as the voice artist for ‘The Cleveland Show’ in the year 2008. And had even appeared in a sitcom, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ in the year 2010. In the year 2012, she became a LinkedIn influencer.


Huffington has even been a supporter of Republicans before 2003. Then, in the year 2003, she even became an independent candidate for the 2003 recall election but dropped out on September 30. In the year 2004, she was with the Democratic Party.


Ariana Huffington woman Honorary Degree from Colby College, Waterville, Maine in the year 2016. She won the 52nd Most Powerful Woman in the World in the year 2014. In the year 2009, she won 12th First-Ever Most Influential Women in Media and 42nd among the Top 100 in Media.

Ariana Huffington – Net Worth 2024

As the CEO of Thrive Global, she has earned much which could fill up her needs. Currently, she has earned a net worth of around $50 million. Moreover, she has even earned a salary of $61,213 per year. In the year 2011, she sold Huffington Post for $315 million to the site AOL and owns 30% of the equity on her website.

Ariana Huffington – Relationship Status

Ariana hasn’t married nor has children. She is currently living single. She is just focusing on her career and giving more time to herself.

Focusing on her past relationship, she married Michael Huffington. Besides knowing he was bisexual, the couple had shared their vows on 12 April 1986. The romantic couple has two daughters, Isabella Diana Huffington and Christina Sophia Huffington, from her marriage to Michael Huffington. But in the year 1997, the couple got separated. Before this marriage, she had stayed in a romantic relationship with Bernard Levin.

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Caption: Ariana Huffington’s photo posing with her ex-husband (Source:
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She usually doesn’t speak about her personal life in the media or in public as well as hasn’t mentioned her affairs publically. Moreover, she even has managed to keep it low profile.


Throughout her writing career, Ariana has been through several controversies. Likewise, she was blamed for plagiarism by copying material for her book Maria Callas (1981). However, the claims were settled out of court in 1981, with Callas’ biographer Gerald Fitzgerald,d and got paid “in the low five figures”.

Lydia Gasman, an art history professor has also alleged that her 1988 biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, covered themes similar to those in her manuscript four-volume Ph.D. thesis. She was also claimed by  Columnist Maureen Orth saying she “borrowed heavily for her 1993 book, The Gods of Greece”. However, she is controversy-free currently and maintains a clean profile.

Body Measurements

Ariana has a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall. Similarly, she has beautiful blonde hair color with a pair of blue eyes.

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Caption: Ariana Huffington was captured in her black dress (Source:

Social Media

For over 69 years, the beauty CEO has been active on social media including Twitter and Instagram. Currently, she has gained more than 621.7k followers on Instagram (@ariannahuff), 1.3 million followers on Facebook (@AriannaHuffington), and has gained more than 2.9 million followers on Twitter (@ariannahuff).