Meg Whitman

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Meg Whitman
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Whitman in 2009
United States Ambassador to Kenya
Nominee
Assuming office
TBA
PresidentJoe Biden
SucceedingKyle McCarter
Personal details
Born
Margaret Cushing Whitman

(1956-08-04) August 4, 1956 (age 65)
Huntington, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Children2
EducationPrinceton University (AB)
Harvard University (MBA)
Net worthUS$5.1 billion[1] (September 2020)

Margaret Cushing Whitman (born August 4, 1956) is an American billionaire.[2] She is the president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard.[3]

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.[4]

On December 8, 2021, Joe Biden nominated Whitman to serve as United States ambassador to Kenya.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Meg Whitman". Forbes. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  2. "#773 Margaret Whitman". Forbes. February 12, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
  3. Hewlett-Packard (September 22, 2011). "HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer". Press release. http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/110922xb.html?mtxs=rss-corp-news. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  4. Caulfield, Philip (November 3, 2010). "Meg Whitman loses California governor race despite $160 million tab; Jerry Brown wins for 3rd time". Daily News. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  5. "President Biden Announces Key Nominees". The White House. 2021-12-08. Retrieved 2021-12-08.