Arianna Huffington

Born Jul 15, 1950

Arianna Huffington is a Greek-born American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known for her liberal news website The Huffington Post. A popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, she adopted liberal political beliefs in the late 1990s. She is the ex-wife of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington. In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Arianna Huffington.


1950 Birth Born on July 15, 1950.


1971 20 Years Old In 1971, Huffington appeared in an edition of Face the Music along with Bernard Levin, relative of AOL Time Warner CEO Gerald M. Levin. … Read More
1979 28 Years Old In 1979, Huffington joined Bob Langley as the co-host of BBC1's late night talk and entertainment show Saturday Night At The Mill, appearing in 12 editions before being dropped from the programme. In 1973, Arianna (as Stasinopoúlou) wrote a book titled The Female Woman, attacking the Women's Liberation movement in general and Germaine Greer's 1970 The Female Eunuch in particular. … Read More


1981 30 Years Old In 1981, she wrote a biography of Maria Callas, Maria Callas – The Woman Behind the Legend, and in 1989, a biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer.
1985 34 Years Old …  He said, "In December 1985, in my Houston town house I sat down with (Arianna) and told her that I had dated women and men so that she would be aware of it... The good news was that it was not an issue for her." The couple divorced in 1997. … Read More
1986 35 Years Old …  They were married a year later, on April 12, 1986.


1994 43 Years Old Huffington rose to national U.S. prominence during the unsuccessful Senate bid in 1994 by her then husband, Michael Huffington, a Republican.
1996 45 Years Old 1 More Event
She became known as a reliable supporter of conservative causes such as Newt Gingrich's "Republican Revolution" and Bob Dole's 1996 candidacy for president.
1997 46 Years Old For her work, she and the writing team of Politically Incorrect were nominated for a 1997 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program. … Read More
1998 47 Years Old 1 More Event
As late as 1998, Huffington still aligned herself with Republicans. … Read More
2000 49 Years Old Huffington, of Greek background, opposed NATO intervention against Serbia during the Yugoslav Wars and in 2000, she instigated the 'Shadow Conventions', which appeared at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles at Patriotic Hall. Huffington headed The Detroit Project, a public interest group lobbying automakers to start producing cars running on alternative fuels. The project's 2003 TV ads, which equated driving sport utility vehicles to funding terrorism, proved to be particularly controversial, with some stations refusing to run them. … Read More


2003 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Huffington was an independent candidate in the 2003 recall election of California Governor Gray Davis. … Read More
2008 58 Years Old In November 2008, Huffington joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane's animated series, The Cleveland Show, where she lends her voice to the wife of Tim the Bear, also named Arianna. … Read More


Huffington appeared as herself in the May 10, 2010, episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
2011 61 Years Old In 2011, AOL acquired The Huffington Post for US$315 million, and made Huffington the President and Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which included The Huffington Post and then-existing AOL properties including AOL Music, Engadget, Patch Media, and StyleList.
2012 62 Years Old In 2012, Huffington became a LinkedIn Influencer, writing about success and sharing professional insights. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old She is also a One Young World Counsellor, speaking to delegates at summits in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013 and Dublin, Ireland in 2014. … Read More
2014 64 Years Old …  As of 2014, she is listed by Forbes as the 52nd Most Powerful Woman in the World.
2016 66 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 22, 2016, Huffington gave the commencement address and received an honorary degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
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