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Meg Whitman

CEO, HP
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Net worth 2018: $3.36 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Atherton, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 4 August 1956
Sigh: Virgo
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
BIOGRAPHY

Meg Whitman was bornon 4 August 1956 in Atherton, California, United States, is CEO, HP. Meg Whitman is #727 in List Billionaires People In The World. Meg Whitman is best known for taking eBay from $5.7 million to $8 billion in sales as CEO from 1998 to 2008. CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, she was also CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 2011 to 2015, when she oversaw its split into HP Inc. and HPE. A former Hasbro and Walt Disney executive, she sits on the board of Procter & Gamble. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in economics and earned her MBA from Harvard.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.2 Billion

2010

$1.2 Billion

2011

$1.3 Billion

2012

$1.7 Billion

2013

$1.9 Billion

2014

$2 Billion

2015

$2 Billion

2016

$2.3 Billion

2017

$2.3 Billion

2018

$3.36 Billion

My mother taught me that you don't have to be perfect to be a leader, but you can't be timid. That lesson is part of the reason I went to eBay. I'd been running a multimillion-dollar business at Hasbro but sensed a very big opportunity.

Meg Whitman
TIMELINE
2020

AB 32 requires the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2020

2017

We have a lot of work still to do at HPE and I am not going anywhere" On November 21, 2017 it was announced Whitman was stepping aside as the CEO of HPE effectively February 1, 2018 with HPE president Antonio Neri taking over as CEO

2016

During the 2016 Republican primaries, Whitman was finance co-chair of Chris Christie's presidential campaign

2014

In 2014, Whitman was named 20th in Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World

2013

However, on February 26, 2013, Whitman confirmed that she had reversed that opinion

2012

During the 2012 Republican primaries, Whitman endorsed Mitt Romney, who praised her

2010

During the 2010 California gubernatorial election, Whitman supported California's Proposition 8, which reversed In re Marriage Cases and defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman in the state

2009

In 2009, Whitman called for "a path to legalization" of illegal immigrants

2008

McCain mentioned Whitman as a possible Secretary of the Treasury during the second presidential debate in 2008, but lost the election to Barack Obama

2007

Whitman resigned as CEO of eBay in November 2007, but remained on the board and served as an advisor to new CEO John Donahoe until late 2008

2006

Whitman said that if elected, on her first day she would have suspended AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, for a year to study its potential economic implications

2004

Though Whitman has contributed to a few Democrats, including Senator Barbara Boxer; donating $4,000 to her campaign and serving on the "Friends of Boxer" committee in 2004, she donated more than $225,000

2003

Santillan says Whitman knew she was undocumented, producing a 2003 letter from the Social Security Administration stating that her Social Security number did not match her name

2001

She was appointed to the board of Goldman Sachs in October 2001 and then resigned in December 2002, amidst controversy that she had received shares in several public offerings managed by Goldman Sachs, although she denied any wrongdoing

1998

Whitman joined eBay on March 1998, when it had 30 employees and revenues of approximately $4 million

1995

Two years later she joined the Stride Rite Corporation, before becoming president and CEO of Florists' Transworld Delivery in 1995

1994

She said that, if she had lived in California in 1994, she would have voted against Proposition 187 concerning illegal immigrants

1990

In the 1990s, she served as an executive for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro

1989

Whitman became vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company in 1989

1980

Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company, where she was Vice President of Strategic Planning throughout the 1980s

1979

Beginning her career in 1979 as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio

1974

Whitman attended Cold Spring Harbor High School in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, graduating after three years in 1974

1956

Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman (born August 4, 1956) is an American business executive, political activist, and philanthropist

1070

Whitman said that Arizona's approach to illegal immigration with Arizona SB 1070 is wrong and that there are better ways to solve the problem

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