Meg Whitman

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Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman, U.S. Ambassador.jpg
Official portrait, 2022
United States Ambassador to Kenya
Assumed office
August 5, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byKyle McCarter
Personal details
Born
Margaret Cushing Whitman

(1956-08-04) August 4, 1956 (age 66)
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 and politician.[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] On July 14, 2022, her nomination was confirmed in the Senate by voice vote.[6] She was sworn-in on August 5, 2022.

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. "HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer" (Press release). Hewlett-Packard. September 22, 2011. 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.
  6. "PN1467 - Nomination of Margaret C. Whitman for Department of State, 117th Congress (2021-2022)". www.congress.gov. July 14, 2022. Retrieved July 15, 2022.