Meg Whitman Net Worth: Meg Whitman is an American business executive who has a net worth of $2.1 billion dollars. Whitman was a former executive for companies like the Walt Disney Company, Hasbro, Proctor and Gamble, and Dreamworks but made her fortune as the CEO of Ebay; she is currently the president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She was also the Republican nominee for Governor of California in 2010.
She was born Margaret Cushing Whitman on August 4, 1956, in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School, and started her career as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1979. Throughout the 1980s, Whitman became an executive in The Walt Disney Company where she eventually became the vice president of strategic planning. She continued to grow professionally and went on to serve as an executive for companies like DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. Her impressive managing skills even helped Whitman acquire the positions of president and chief executive officer at eBay, where she served from 1998 to 2008. In 2009, Whitman announced she was running for Governor of the State of California, thus becoming the third woman in a two decade period to run for the office. In June 2010, she won the Republican primary, and she is said to have spent more of her own money on the race than any other political candidate spent on a single election in American history. However, she lost to Jerry Brown in the November 2 election. In addition to being wholeheartedly dedicated to her work, Meg Whitman is also a wife and a mother of two children.