Arianna Huffington was born on July 15, 1950, in Athens, Greece. She studied economics at the University of Cambridge before moving to the United States.She was a conservative commentator before switching to liberal politics and started the Web site The Huffington Post in 2005. The site, purchased by AOL in 2011, has gone on to become a popular and powerful online news platform. Huffington is also the author of more than a dozen books on topics ranging from feminism to corporate America to politics. In 2016, Huffington annnounced her departure from The Huffington Post to launch Thrive Global, a start-up company dedicated to health and wellness.
She stated that her website is “increasingly seen” as an Internet newspaper that is “not positioned ideologically in terms of how we cover the news.
She is known for research in sleep science and has authored books such as “The Sleep Revolution”.
Net worth: $50m