Meg Whitman

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

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Whitman speaks at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA, February 17, 2009
Margaret Cushing Whitman

(1956-08-04) August 4, 1956 (age 64)
Alma materPrinceton University (A.B.)
Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
OccupationPresident and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)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.[4]


  1. "Whitman, Meg". Encyclopedia of World Biography. Retrieved August 22, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "#773 Margaret Whitman". Forbes. February 12, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Hewlett-Packard (September 22, 2011). "HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer". Press release. 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. Retrieved November 4, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)