Start up and stay there – You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid
From culture to politics, Arianna Huffington’s ambition would lead her into the global zeitgeist. Born in Athens, her parents instilled an inquisitive nature and fierce curiosity. Huffington studied at the University of Cambridge, heading the debate union as its president.
Huffington began her career as a writer, covering music festivals for the BBC. After a heart-wrenching breakup with a former lover, she moved to New York and began writing articles for National Review and biographies of famous personalities.
She got her first taste of politics after her husband ran for Senate in the early 90s. Political life suited her, as it ran in tandem with her publishing career and the kinds of articles and books she was already writing. Subsequent to her participation in the California 2003 gubernatorial recall election, Huffington’s name recognition was at an all-time high.
She began to dabble in the online community, culminating in the release of The Huffington Post in 2005. The website began with a political slant, marked by its liberal leanings. Over the years however, it has garnered massive popularity for covering a wide range of topics, prompting AOL to purchase it for more than $300m. A good writer always follows her instincts; Arianna Huffington’s have always taken her in one direction – up.
“It’s no secret that the team at
The Best You admires what Arianna Huffington has done. She has truly made her mark and, as a woman in a man’s world, that’s hugely admirable”
– Bernardo Moya