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Arianna Huffington

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Arianna Huffington is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman.

A columnist is someone who writes for publication in a series, creating an article that usually offers commentary and opinions.

Greek Americans are Americans of full or partial Greek ancestry.

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Huffington was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, which is now owned by AOL.

The Huffington Post is a politically liberal American online news aggregator and blog that has both localized and international editions founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Jonah Peretti, and Andrew Breitbart, featuring columnists.

AOL Inc. is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.

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She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the late-1990s, she offered liberal points of view in public, while remaining involved in business endeavors.

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In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for governor in the California recall election and lost.

An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated with any political party.

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In 2009, Huffington was #12 in Forbes's first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media.

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She has also moved up to #42 in The Guardian's Top 100 in Media List.

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper, known from 1821 to 1959 as the Manchester Guardian.

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As of 2014, she is listed by Forbes as the 52nd Most Powerful Woman in the World.

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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.

An editor-in-chief is a publication's editorial leader, having final responsibility for all operations and policies.

Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.

Spinner was a music and entertainment website, founded as an Internet radio website during the late 1990s.

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On August 11, 2016, it was announced that she would step down from her role at The Huffington Post to devote her time to a new startup, Thrive Global, focused on health and wellness information.

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