Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and businesswoman. In 2005, Huffington launched The Huffington Post, which was acquired by AOL six years later for a cool $315 million. Huffington, who served as editor-in-chief of the Post for 11 years, has also authored thirteen books and regularly contributes her own column to HuffPo. The site was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2012. Huffington is also known for her Thrive book and initiative that focuses on work-life balance and wellness.
In 2016, Huffington announced she'd be stepping down as editor-in-chief of the Post to work on a startup she plans to launch soon focused on health and wellness issues.