Born In: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman is an American business executive, political activist, and philanthropist who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of NewTV, a new media start-up. Before joining the NewTV, she was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and resigned from there in February 2018. A lifelong Republican, she served as a senior member of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns both in 2008 and 2012 as well as contested in the 2010 California gubernatorial election as a republican candidate. During her unsuccessful candidacy for the Governor of California, she invested $144 million of her money in the campaign. She became a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. A New York State native, Whitman received her degrees from Princeton University and the Harvard Business School. She began her business career as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble and later was hired as an executive in The Walt Disney Company. In the subsequent years, she also worked for DreamWorks and Hasbro, before joining eBay as the president and CEO in 1998. In the decade she was with the multinational e-commerce corporation, it saw exponential growth, expanding from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to over 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue. According to a Forbes’ list published in 2014, she was the 20th of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Whitman was also named by ‘The New York Times’ as one of the women who had the biggest chance of becoming the first female US President.
Also Known As: Margaret Cushing Whitman
Spouse/Ex-: Dr. Griffith R. Harsh IV (m. 1980)
father: Hendricks Hallett Whitman Jr.
mother: Margaret Cushing (née Goodhue)
children: Griffith Rutherford Harsh V, William Harsh
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Canadian American
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: Harvard University, Princeton University