Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington (born Ariadni-Anna Stasinopoulou, Greek: Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου, July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman.
Huffington was born Ariadnē-Anna Stasinopoúlou (Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου) in Athens, Greece, the daughter of Konstantinos (a journalist and management consultant) and Elli (née Georgiadi) Stasinopoulou, and is the sister of Agapi (an author, speaker and performer). She 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. She also studied Comparative religion from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. She 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, Santiniketan”.
In 1971, Huffington appeared in an edition of Face the Music along with Bernard Levin. A relationship developed, of which she wrote, after his death: “He wasn’t just the big love of my life, he was a mentor as a writer and a role model as a thinker.” Huffington began writing books in the 1970s, with editorial help from Levin. The two traveled to music festivals around the world for the BBC. They spent summers patronizing three-star restaurants in France. At the age of 30, she remained deeply in love with him but longed to have children; Levin never wanted to marry or have children. Huffington concluded that she had to break away and moved to New York in 1980.
From March – April 1980, 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 programme. She was replaced eventually permanently by Jenny Hanley
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- Huffington stepped away from her namesake Huffington Post to found the health and wellness startup Thrive Global, of which she also serves as CEO.
- Thrive Global launched in November 2016 and has raised over $43 million in funding to date.
- As an Uber board member since 2016, she has steered the company’s corporate culture in a healthier direction by prioritizing better work-life balance.
- She executive produced Valley of the Boom, a docuseries about the tech boom of the 1990s that will be released in January 2019.