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Arianna Huffington

Co-founder and Editor-in-chief, Huffington Post

Last Edit: July 25, 2016

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7/15/50

Ariadnē-Anna (Arianna) Stasinopoúlou is born in Athens, Greece to Konstantinos (journalist) & Elli.

1952

Arianna's only sibling, sister Agapi is born.
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1961

Arianna's parents separate (but will never divorce); mother & 2 daughters live together in Athens.
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1965

Arianna visits America for the first time as a summer exchange student in Pennsylvania.
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1966

Arianna moves to the UK to pursue her dream of enrolling in Cambridge University.

1969

Arianna enrolls in Girton College, University of Cambridge, UK to study economics.

1971

Arianna starts romance w/ UK journalist Bernard Levin, whom she also regards as a mentor.

1971

Arianna is 3rd woman & 1st foreigner named pres. of word-famous debate society, The Cambridge Union.

1972

Arianna earns an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

1973

Arianna's 1st book The Female Woman published - it analyzes trends in women's liberation movements.

1976

Arianna dropped as co-host on BBC TV's talk show 'Saturday Night at the Mill' after 4 weeks.

1978

Arianna's 2nd book, After Reason, launched; blames modern spiritual failures on materialism.
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1980

Arianna moves from London to NYC after her romance with Bernard Levin stalls.

1981

Arianna's biography of opera legend Maria Callas is published to critical acclaim.

1983

Arianna co-authors book exploring Ancient Greek religion with Jungian concepts, The Gods of Greece.

1986

Arianna weds Michael Huffington (millionaire & senior US gov. official); they live in Washington DC.

1988

Arianna releases biography of Pablo Picasso, entitled Picasso: Creator and Destroyer.

1988

The Huffingtons move from Washington DC to Santa Barbara, CA.

1989

Arianna gives birth to 1st child, daughter Christina Sophia Huffington.

1990

Arianna Huffington becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States.

1991

Arianna gives birth to her 2nd child, daughter Isabella Diana Huffington.

1992

Michael Huffington (R) wins US House of Representatives seat; Arianna gains recognition in GOP.

1994

Arianna's influence as GOP figure increases during her husband Michael's unsuccessful US Senate bid.

1995

Huffington launches book about spirituality, The Fourth Instinct: The Call of the Soul.

1995

Arianna joins Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich's think tank Progress and Freedom Foundation.

1996

Arianna joins the TV talk show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher as a writer for 6 episodes.

1996

Arianna joins liberal comedian Al Franken in a segment for TV show Politically Incorrect.

1996

Arianna appears in an episode of TV sitcom Roseanne, making her acting debut.
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1997

Arianna divorces Michael and moves to Los Angeles with her 2 daughters.

1997

Arianna & other Politically Incorrect writers nom. for Emmy (Outstanding Writing, Variety/Music).

1998

Huffington's book about US politics, Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom, launched.

1998

Arianna joins LA-based weekly politics radio show Left, Right and Center as a regular panellist.

1998

Arianna launches Ariannaonline.com and resignation.com (which calls for Bill Clinton's resignation).

2000

Launch of Huffington's book, How to Overthrow the Government, advocating US political reform.

2000

Arianna organizes first Shadow Conventions, politically radical & mostly leftist, backed by Soros.

2003

Arianna enters CA governor recall election as an Independent, but withdraws within 2 months.

2003

Huffington co-founds the 'Detroit Project' lobbying American automakers to improve fuel standards.

2003

Arianna's Pigs at the Trough book on corp. greed, pol. corruption launched; becomes NYT bestseller.

2004

Arianna launches her book Fantatics and Fools, which criticizes the George W. Bush administration.
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2004

Arianna prominently supports John Kerry (D) in his unsuccessful US pres. bid vs. George W. Bush (R).

2004

Arianna & Ken Lerer birth idea of 24/7 news platform "w/ an attitude" at her Brentwood dinner party.

2005

Arianna & Ken Lerer co-launch The Huffington Post, a liberal commentary blog & aggregator website.

2006

Huffington is named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

2007

Arianna's book on conquering fear, On Becoming Fearless... in Love, Work & Life, published.
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2007

Arianna collapses from severe exhaustion & overwork; experience later inspires her 2014 book Thrive.

2008

Arianna's book Right is Wrong, criticizing the right-wing fringe of US politics, published.
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2008

Huffington joins cast of animated sitcom The Cleveland Show playing character also named Arianna.

2009

Huffington is listed by Forbes as the 12th Most Influential Woman in Media.

2010

Arianna joins investigative journalism nonprofit Center for Public Integrity's board of directors.

2010

Launch of Arianna's book, Third World America, accusing US politicians of abandoning middle-class.

2010

Huffington plays herself in a cameo on a episode of CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

2010

Huff. Post pays for 200 NYC-DC buses for comedian Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

2010

First profitable year announced for Arianna's website venture, The Huffington Post.

2011

AOL buys Huff. Post for $315M; Arianna made President & Editor-in-Chief of Huff. Post Media Group.

2011

Time magazine names Huffington one of the 100 most influential people in the world for the 2nd time.

2011

Arianna joins the board of directors of El País, the leading global Spanish language newspaper.

2011

Arianna joins the board of directors of the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists.

2012

Huffington Post wins Pulitzer Prize (National Reporting) for series on wounded military veterans.

2012

Arianna joins board of directors of Prisa, the leading Spanish & Portuguese media & education group.

2013

Forbes names Huffington to its Most Powerful Women In the World list.

2014

Arianna joins board of directors of Onex, a Toronto-based private equity investment firm.

2014

Arianna's book about success beyond just money and power, Thrive, debuts as #1 NY Times Bestseller.

2015

Huffington joins the board of directors of Payoff, a financial services company in Costa Mesa, CA.

2016

Arianna's 15th book, The Sleep Revolution, advocating better sleep, becomes a NY Times bestseller.
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2016

Arianna gives commencement address & receives honorary D. Litt. from Colby College (Waterville, ME).
1950s

7/15/50

Ariadnē-Anna (Arianna) Stasinopoúlou is born in Athens, Greece to Konstantinos (journalist) & Elli.

1952

Arianna's only sibling, sister Agapi is born.

1960s

1961

Arianna's parents separate (but will never divorce); mother & 2 daughters live together in Athens.

1965

Arianna visits America for the first time as a summer exchange student in Pennsylvania.

1966

Arianna moves to the UK to pursue her dream of enrolling in Cambridge University.

1969

Arianna enrolls in Girton College, University of Cambridge, UK to study economics.

1970s

1971

Arianna starts romance w/ UK journalist Bernard Levin, whom she also regards as a mentor.

1971

Arianna is 3rd woman & 1st foreigner named pres. of word-famous debate society, The Cambridge Union.

1972

Arianna earns an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

1973

Arianna's 1st book The Female Woman published - it analyzes trends in women's liberation movements.

1976

Arianna dropped as co-host on BBC TV's talk show 'Saturday Night at the Mill' after 4 weeks.

1978

Arianna's 2nd book, After Reason, launched; blames modern spiritual failures on materialism.

1980s

1980

Arianna moves from London to NYC after her romance with Bernard Levin stalls.

1981

Arianna's biography of opera legend Maria Callas is published to critical acclaim.

1983

Arianna co-authors book exploring Ancient Greek religion with Jungian concepts, The Gods of Greece.

1986

Arianna weds Michael Huffington (millionaire & senior US gov. official); they live in Washington DC.

1988

Arianna releases biography of Pablo Picasso, entitled Picasso: Creator and Destroyer.

1988

The Huffingtons move from Washington DC to Santa Barbara, CA.

1989

Arianna gives birth to 1st child, daughter Christina Sophia Huffington.

1990s

1990

Arianna Huffington becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States.

1991

Arianna gives birth to her 2nd child, daughter Isabella Diana Huffington.

1992

Michael Huffington (R) wins US House of Representatives seat; Arianna gains recognition in GOP.

1994

Arianna's influence as GOP figure increases during her husband Michael's unsuccessful US Senate bid.

1995

Huffington launches book about spirituality, The Fourth Instinct: The Call of the Soul.

1995

Arianna joins Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich's think tank Progress and Freedom Foundation.

1996

Arianna joins the TV talk show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher as a writer for 6 episodes.

1996

Arianna joins liberal comedian Al Franken in a segment for TV show Politically Incorrect.

1996

Arianna appears in an episode of TV sitcom Roseanne, making her acting debut.

1997

Arianna divorces Michael and moves to Los Angeles with her 2 daughters.

1997

Arianna & other Politically Incorrect writers nom. for Emmy (Outstanding Writing, Variety/Music).

1998

Huffington's book about US politics, Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom, launched.

1998

Arianna joins LA-based weekly politics radio show Left, Right and Center as a regular panellist.

1998

Arianna launches Ariannaonline.com and resignation.com (which calls for Bill Clinton's resignation).

2000s

2000

Launch of Huffington's book, How to Overthrow the Government, advocating US political reform.

2000

Arianna organizes first Shadow Conventions, politically radical & mostly leftist, backed by Soros.

2003

Arianna enters CA governor recall election as an Independent, but withdraws within 2 months.

2003

Huffington co-founds the 'Detroit Project' lobbying American automakers to improve fuel standards.

2003

Arianna's Pigs at the Trough book on corp. greed, pol. corruption launched; becomes NYT bestseller.

2004

Arianna launches her book Fantatics and Fools, which criticizes the George W. Bush administration.

2004

Arianna prominently supports John Kerry (D) in his unsuccessful US pres. bid vs. George W. Bush (R).

2004

Arianna & Ken Lerer birth idea of 24/7 news platform "w/ an attitude" at her Brentwood dinner party.

2005

Arianna & Ken Lerer co-launch The Huffington Post, a liberal commentary blog & aggregator website.

2006

Huffington is named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

2007

Arianna's book on conquering fear, On Becoming Fearless... in Love, Work & Life, published.

2007

Arianna collapses from severe exhaustion & overwork; experience later inspires her 2014 book Thrive.

2008

Arianna's book Right is Wrong, criticizing the right-wing fringe of US politics, published.

2008

Huffington joins cast of animated sitcom The Cleveland Show playing character also named Arianna.

2009

Huffington is listed by Forbes as the 12th Most Influential Woman in Media.

2010s

2010

Arianna joins investigative journalism nonprofit Center for Public Integrity's board of directors.

2010

Launch of Arianna's book, Third World America, accusing US politicians of abandoning middle-class.

2010

Huffington plays herself in a cameo on a episode of CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

2010

Huff. Post pays for 200 NYC-DC buses for comedian Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

2010

First profitable year announced for Arianna's website venture, The Huffington Post.

2011

AOL buys Huff. Post for $315M; Arianna made President & Editor-in-Chief of Huff. Post Media Group.

2011

Time magazine names Huffington one of the 100 most influential people in the world for the 2nd time.

2011

Arianna joins the board of directors of El País, the leading global Spanish language newspaper.

2011

Arianna joins the board of directors of the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists.

2012

Huffington Post wins Pulitzer Prize (National Reporting) for series on wounded military veterans.

2012

Arianna joins board of directors of Prisa, the leading Spanish & Portuguese media & education group.

2013

Forbes names Huffington to its Most Powerful Women In the World list.

2014

Arianna joins board of directors of Onex, a Toronto-based private equity investment firm.

2014

Arianna's book about success beyond just money and power, Thrive, debuts as #1 NY Times Bestseller.

2015

Huffington joins the board of directors of Payoff, a financial services company in Costa Mesa, CA.

2016

Arianna's 15th book, The Sleep Revolution, advocating better sleep, becomes a NY Times bestseller.

2016

Arianna gives commencement address & receives honorary D. Litt. from Colby College (Waterville, ME).

2016

2016

Huffington joins the board of directors of Uber, the leading global on-demand transportation firm.

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