Meg Whitman is the Chief Executive of New TV, a modern media start-up in the United States. She is also a political activist and philanthropist. She was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise before joining New TV in February 2018, and she resigned from that position in February 2018.
What is Meg Whitman’s net worth?
Meg Whitman is a billionaire American businesswoman with a net worth of $6.2 billion.
|Year||Net Worth||Increase Rate|
|2021||$6.2 billion||24% increase|
|2020||$5 billion||19.04% increase|
|2019||$4.2 billion||27.27% increase|
|2018||$3.3 billion||37.5% increase|
Early life and Education
On August 4, 1956, Margaret Cushing Whitman was born to Margaret Cushing and Hendricks Hallett Whitman in Huntington, New York, U.S. She is the youngest of three children. Hendricks Hallett Whitman III, her brother, and Anne Whitman, her sister, are her siblings.
Her high school years were spent at Cold Spring Harbor High School, where she earned her diploma in 1974. Because she wanted to be a doctor one day, she went to Princeton University and majored in mathematics and physics. A magazine ad salesperson during the summer, she transferred to economics and graduated with honors in 1977, earning a B.A with honors in economics. Afterward, she enrolled in Harvard Business School, where she earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 1979.
Meg Whitman began her career with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1979 as a brand manager for the company’s consumer products division. The San Francisco office of Bain & Company recruited her as a consultant. She quickly rose through the ranks to become the company’s Senior Vice President. She became a vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company in 1989.
She worked for Stride Rite Corporation for a year and a half before becoming president and CEO of Florists’ Transworld Service in 1995. MegWhitman joined Hasbro in January 1997 as General Manager of the Playskool Division to oversee the global management and marketing of Playskool and she was instrumental in introducing the British children’s television show Teletubbies to American television.
As a board member, she has served on the eBay Foundation, Summit Public Schools, Procter & Gamble, DreamWorks SKG, Goldman Sachs, Zipcar, Teach for America, and Survey Monkey, to name a few notable companies. The former special adviser to Kleiner Perkins Caulfield& Byers worked part-time.
In her current role, Whitman is the CEO of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new digital media company, New TV. For most of Meg Whitman’s life, she has been a Republican Party member. When Mitt Romney ran for president in 2008, she emerged as a supporter and served on his national finance team. She joined McCain’s campaign as a national co-chair after Romney dropped out and endorsed McCain. On the second day of the 2008 presidential debate with Barack Obama, McCain mentioned Whitman as a possible Treasury Secretary candidate.
Whitman once again backed Romney during the 2012 Republican primaries. Before Romney lost the election to Obama, she was being considered as a possible cabinet member for Romney.
As finance co-chair of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s 2016 Republican primary campaign, she was a staunch Christie supporter. Whitman became one of Christie’s most vocal critics following Christie’s withdrawal from the race and subsequent endorsement of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump was compared to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini by the author of the article. At the end of August, she declared that all Republicans must “put country before party” and endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. She also pledged financial support to the Clinton campaign, which she delivered.
A charitable foundation received 300,000 eBay shares (worth $9.4 million) on December 21, 2006, from Whitman and her husband. She has also donated money to the Environmental Defense Fund and the Summit Public Schools, among others.
Whitman took over eBay in March 1998 when the company had only 30 employees and a revenue of $4 million. As CEO, she transformed the e-commerce company into an $8 billion annual revenue company with 15,000 employees.
Whitman won the Glamour Woman of The Year Award. She was inducted into the US Business Hall of Fame in 2008, and she continues to make waves in the business world. As a result of her work at eBay, she has received a number of awards and honors.
Among the world’s most powerful women, Fortune magazine named her one of the top five, while Harvard Business Review named her the eighth-best CEO of the past decade. According to the Financial Times, she was one of the 50 people who shaped the decade in their list.
Meg Whitman’s Husband
Meg Whitman married Dr. Griffith Rutherford Harsh, a neurosurgeon, and Rhodes Scholar, on June 7, 1980. Their sons are Griffith Rutherford Harsh V and William Harsh, and they have two daughters together.
Now Meg Whitman Lives in, Barton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States.
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|Real Name||Margaret Cushing Meg Whitman|
|Profession||Politician, Business Executive|
|Age||65 years old|
|Height||In feet: 6.00|
In meter: 1.85m
In CM: 185cm
|Weight||In Kilograms: 78kg|
In Pounds: 172 Ibs
|Relationship||Husband: Dr. Griffith R. Harsh IV|
|Children||William Harsh, Griffith Rutherford Harsh V|
|Parents||Father: Hendricks Hallett Whitman Jr.|
Mother: Margaret Cushing Whitman
She was ranked 20th among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in a Forbes list published in 2014. The New York Times recognized Whitman as one of the women with the best possibility of becoming the first female President of the United States.