Get Ready, Arianna Huffington Is Planning a New Media Startup
More than a decade after launching The Huffington Post, MAKER Arianna Huffington has her sights set on a new venture.
Huffington, 65, is reportedly in talks with investors about a new media company called Thrive.
The media start-up will focus on producing lifestyle content, contributed by celebrities and bloggers, as well as wellness consulting services to companies, which have not been made public yet.
Thrive is reported to provide subscription-based wellness programs and classes for corporate clients seeking to retain talent in their companies.
Originally from Greece, Huffington moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union, and by 22, penned her book "The Female Woman."
Today, Huffington is author of 15 books. Most recently in April she published "The Sleep Revolution" about the crisis of sleep deprivation and its consequences.
In 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, which quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.