Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO, Huffington Post



Arianna Huffington is co-founder of The Huffington Post.

Originally from Greece, Arianna Huffington moved to England aged 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in Economics.

In May 2005, Huffington launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. By 2008, The Observer ranked The Huffington Post as the most powerful blog in the world and In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

Huffington has published many books, including ‘Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder’ which debuted number one on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

Huffington has been named in the Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people in both 2006 and 2011.

In 2016, Huffington announced that she would be leaving The Huffington Post after 11 years. Huffington will be launching a startup company, Thrive Global and a digital platform that is dedicated to health and wellness.

Arianna Huffington attended One Young World 2012 Pittsburgh delivering the Special Session: The Third Metric.