Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books.

My mother is my role model: she offered unconditional love and unconventional wisdom. She skimped and saved to put my sister and me through college. She wore the same coat for 10 years.

We lived in a one-bedroom apartment. And when that wasn’t enough, she borrowed money, too — to pay for our education. And it was a wise investment because it helped deliver her children’s dreams.

She never let our lack of resources crush our aspirations and our hopes for the future.

Read more about the lessons Arianna Huffington learned from her mother.