Whitman speaks at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA, February 17, 2009
|Born||Margaret Cushing Whitman
August 4, 1956
Cold Spring Harbor (Long Island), New York, U.S.
|Residence||Atherton, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Princeton University (A.B.)
Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
|Occupation||President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard|
|Spouse||Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV|
She was CEO of the online auction site eBay from 1998 to 2008. She also worked for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. In 2010, she ran for Governor of California as a Republican. Her campaign was paid for mostly by millions of her own money. Even though she spent over $100 million, she still lost to Jerry Brown.
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