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Meg Whitman

Meg WhitmanAKA Margaret Cushing Whitman

Born: 4-Aug-1956
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Net worth $1.2B (Forbes 2010). Unsuccessful Republican 2010 candidate for Governor of California.


[1] First registered to vote in 2002, in San Mateo County, CA as an Independent voter. Changed party registration to Republican in September 2007.

Father: Hendricks Hallett Whitman, Jr. (financial advisor, b. 1921, d. 14-Feb-1991, heart attack)
Mother: Margaret Cushing Goodhue (d. 18-Jan-2010)
Brother: Hendricks Hallett Whitman III (physician)
Sister: Anne Whitman (day care chain owner)
Husband: Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV (neurosurgeon, m. Jun-1980, two sons)
Son: Griffith Rutherford Harsh V ("Griff", private equity analyst)
Son: William Harsh (student at Princeton)

    High School: Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    University: BS Economics, Princeton University (1977)
    University: MBA, Harvard Business School (1979)
    Administrator: Trustee, Princeton University

    Hewlett-Packard President & CEO (2011-)
    eBay President & CEO (1998-2008)
    Hasbro GM of Preschool Division (1997-98)
    FTD President & CEO (1995-97)
    Stride Rite President of Stride Rite Division (1992-95)
    Disney Senior VP Marketing, Disney Consumer Products (1989-92)
    Bain & Company (8 years, ending as VP)
    Procter & Gamble (1979-81)
    Member of the Board of DreamWorks SKG
    Member of the Board of DreamWorks Animation SKG
    Member of the Board of eBay (1998-2009)
    Member of the Board of Goldman Sachs (2001-02)
    Member of the Board of Hewlett-Packard (2011-)
    Member of the Board of Procter & Gamble (2003-09 and 2011-)
    American Success PAC
    Americans for a Republican Majority
    Bayou Leader PAC
    Bluegrass Committee
    Bush-Cheney '04
    The Commonwealth PAC
    Dreier for Congress Committee
    Free and Strong America PAC
    Friends of George Allen
    John McCain 2008
    McCain-Palin Compliance Fund
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Restore Our Future
    Romney for President National Finance Chair

Appears on the cover of:
Fortune, 6-Apr-2009, DETAILS: Can Meg Whitman Save California? The Former CEO of eBay Gears Up to Run for Governor
Fortune, Oct-2004, DETAILS: eBay's Secret
Fortune, 11-Aug-2003, DETAILS: Meg and the Machine
Businessweek, 13-May-1999, DETAILS: eBay vs. Amazon


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