Huffington, does it ring a bell? In 2005, Arianna Huffington (Athens, 1950) started the Huffington Post, which is now one of the most popular blogs in the world. Six years later, in 2011, the company was bought by AOL for 315 million dollars. Meanwhile, Huffington herself is also an actor, radio host, columnist and she has written 13 books. Forbes estimates her worth at 35 million dollars. Not everything has gone her way, however. In 2003 she ran for Governor of California, but Arnold Schwarzenegger beat her to it.