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Date of Birth: 1956 , August-4
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Meg Whitman

1956 Born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
1977 Graduated from Princeton University
1973 Began working at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati
1989 Was named the vice president at The Walt Disney Company
1995 Became the president and CEO of Florists' Transworld Delivery
1998 Joined eBay
2004 Made key changes in her management team
2005 eBay purchased Skype for $41B in cash
2007 Resigned as CEO of eBay
2011 Joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
1980 Married to Dr Griffith R Harsh IV
2006 Founded Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C Charitable Foundation
2009 Ran for governor of California
2014 Got listed in the Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World

Detail Timeline of Meg Whitman

August 4 , 1956

Born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States

A business executive and political activist, Meg Whitman was born as Margaret Cushing Whitman in the mid 1950s in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America to Margaret Cushing (née Goodhue) and Hendricks Hallett Whitman, Jr. 

1977

Graduated from Princeton University

Initially, she dreamed to be a doctor and then she joined Princeton University with a major in math and science. But one summer, she spent a summer selling advertisements for a magazine and this changed her interest in business. Later she changed her major in economics and she finally earned her B.A. with honors in 1977. In 1979, she earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. 

1973

Began working at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati

She began her professional career at the end of 1970s. In 1979, she was hired by Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, she served them as their brand manager. After that she began working at at Bain & Company's San Francisco office.

1989

Was named the vice president at The Walt Disney Company

She worked as a consultant at Bain & Company's San Francisco office. Few years late, she was raised to the post of senior vice president and began earning lucrative amount of salary. In 1989, she was named the vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company.

1995

Became the president and CEO of Florists' Transworld Delivery

In the early 1990s, she also worked for Stride Rite Corporation. In 1995, she was named the president and CEO of Florists' Transworld Delivery. In the mid 1990s, she also worked for Hasbro as its Playskool Division General Manager. 

1998

Joined eBay

In March 1998, she was hired by eBay as one of its 30 employee. During that time, they had the revenue of around $4 million. Later on she was named the CEO of eBay and it had $8 billion in annual revenue and 15,000 employees in 2008.

2004

Made key changes in her management team

After she was named the CEO of eBay, she cut the company into twenty-three business categories. In 2004, she made an important decision in her management team. She offered Jeff Gordon to take control of PayPal and Matt Bannick was offered to take the control of international operations. 

2005

eBay purchased Skype for $41B in cash

 In September 2005, as the CEO of eBay she purchased Skype for $4.1B. But few years later, eBay revealed that it had overpaid for Skype and then they sold Skype to Silver Lake Partners at around $2.75B.

2007

Resigned as CEO of eBay

She served as the CEO of eBay for several years but at the end of 2007, she announced that she resigned from the post of CEO. However, she remained in the board and advised the new CEO John Donahoe till the end of 2008. 

2011

Joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Meg Whitman is one of the influential women of United States. In the early 2011, she was named as a part-time special adviser at the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She has also served on the board of Zipcar and Teach For America. 

1980

Married to Dr Griffith R Harsh IV

In 1980, Meg got married to Dr. Griffith R. Harsh IV. Dr. Griffith R. Harsh IV is the neurosurgeon from United States. He is also known for being a writer. As a loving husband and wife, they have welcomed two children together. They are still bonded into this married life.

December 21 , 2006

Founded Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C Charitable Foundation

On 21st of December 2006, she and her husband founded the Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C Whitman Charitable Foundation and had $46 million in assets within few days. In 2011, this foundation made a donation of $2.5 million to Summit Public Schools.

February 10 , 2009

Ran for governor of California

She is also a political activist and a donor. In the early 2009, she announced her candidacy for governor of California and ran in the 2010 election. She spent $144 million in this election but she lost this election to Jerry Brown.

2014

Got listed in the Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World

She is best known in the world for being the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In 2014, she got listed in the Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World where she was ranked 20th. 

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In 1980, Meg got married to Dr. Griffith R. Harsh IV. Dr. Griffith R. Harsh IV is the neurosurgeon from United States. He is also known for being a writer. As a loving husband and wife, they have welcomed two children together. They are still bonded into this married life. She is of white ethnicity.

In the early 1970s, Meg got enrolled at Cold Spring Harbor High School. She finally earned her high school graduation from there in 1974. Initially, she dreamed to be a doctor and then she joined Princeton University with a major in math and science. But one summer, she spent a summer selling advertisements for a magazine and this changed her interest in business. Later she changed her major in economics and she finally earned her B.A. with honors in 1977. In 1979, she earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She began her professional career at the end of 1970s. In 1979, she was hired by Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, she served them as their brand manager. After that she began working at Bain & Company's San Francisco office. There she worked as a consultant. Few years late, she was raised to the post of senior vice president and began earning lucrative amount of salary. In 1989, she was named the vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company. In the early 1990s, she also worked for Stride Rite Corporation. In 1995, she was named the president and CEO of Florists' Transworld Delivery. In March 1998, she was hired by eBay as one of its 30 employee. During that time, they had the revenue of around $4 million. Later on she was named the CEO of eBay and it had $8 billion in annual revenue and 15,000 employees in 2008. In September 2005, as the CEO of eBay she purchased Skype for $4.1B. In the early 2011, she was named in the Hewlett-Packard's board of directors and at the end of that year, she was appointed as its CEO. On 21st of December 2006, she and her husband founded the Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C Whitman Charitable Foundation and it had $46 million in assets within few days. She is now aged 60 years old. Her net worth is 2.2 billion USD.