Meg Whitman

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Meg Whitman
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Whitman speaks at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA, February 17, 2009
Born Margaret Cushing Whitman
(1956-08-04) August 4, 1956 (age 61)
Cold Spring Harbor (Long Island), New York, U.S.[1]
Residence Atherton, California, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University (A.B.)
Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Occupation President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV

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

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.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Whitman, Meg". Encyclopedia of World Biography. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  2. "Top officials in California urge judge to allow same-sex marriage". CNN. August 8, 2010. 
  3. "#773 Margaret Whitman". Forbes. February 12, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Caulfield, Philip (November 3, 2010). "Meg Whitman loses California governor race despite $160 million tab; Jerry Brown wins for 3rd time". Daily News. Retrieved November 4, 2010.