1. Arianna Huffington bids farewell to Huffpost

Arianna Huffington bids farewell to Huffpost

In a surprise move, Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post on Thursday decided to step down from her position in the company

By: | Published: August 12, 2016 12:45 PM
arianna-ap-L Huffington, has written a number of books on health and sleep issue. Namely- Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, and The Sleep Revolution. (AP)

In a surprise move, Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post on Thursday decided to step down from her position in the company. She launched her namesake website 11 years ago and now plans to build Thrive Global, a health wellness site. Verizon Communications Inc owns the Huffington Post through AOL, which bought the liberal American online news aggregator and blog for $315 million in February 2011.

Huffington, has written a number of books on health and sleep issue. Namely- Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, and The Sleep Revolution.

Tweeting about her departure, Huffington said that building something from the scratch doesn’t get easir just because one has doesn’t something similar to it. The only way to build it is to do ti with full attention.

It is reported that Huffington had initially planned to run her wellness website along with her namesake, however, in an interview she said, “that a company cannot be built in spare time” and hence decided to quite The Huffington Post. “As Thrive Global moved from an idea to a reality, with investors, staff, and offices, it became clear to me that I simply couldn’t do justice to both companies,” she said in a statement.

The Huffington Post is a digital giant known for its celebrity and newsmaker blogs and for cobbling together articles using information from different newspapers and other sources. In 2012, the site won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on its series of stories about wounded veterans.

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