AOL Will Pay Arianna Huffington $4 Million A Year*

Photo: Business Insider

The Drudge Report reports says Arianna Huffington made just $18 million from the sale of the Huffington Post to AOL, but will now be paid $4 million a year.One of our sources close to the situation says that salary figure is ridiculous – way too high.

If Arianna is making that much, though, AOL will have to disclose it, so we’ll know soon enough.

(It’s possible Drudge’s number includes stock options, which could make sense.)

Considering Huffington Post sold for $315 million, and it has Huffington’s name on the site, you’d think she was getting a bigger pay day. (We had read it was in the $100 million range earlier.)

Don’t Miss: ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: Entrepreneur, Mogul, Role Model, American

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at