55-year-old Meg Whitman, the former CEO of Ebay and former California gubernatorial candidate, is being considered the possible CEO of Hewlett-Packard as a replacement for current CEO Leo Apotheker. Meg Whitman is best known for her great things at eBay and ability to run successfully such a big company. Meg Whitman started working for eBay since March of 1998 with 30 employees. Currently, the global online resource hires over 9,000 employees. In addition, Ms. Whitman also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Proctor & Gamble as well as Dreamworks.
Meg Whitman offered salary has not been announced yet. However, it is predicted to be higher than Apotheker’s whose severance would be two-times his sum base salary of $1.2 million, which is $2.4 million.
Despite Meg Whitman's unsuccessful bid for Calif. governor in 2010, the former eBay CEO is still marketable in the workplace. She is being eyed as the next CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Meg Whitman would be a replacement for current CEO Leo Apotheker after leading eBay for 10 years and working as a part-time consultant at venture firm Kleiner Perkins since April 2011
Current CEO Léo Apotheker has kept the position as HP CEO since December 2010. Since then, the stock has dropped more than 20 points or about 50% and nearly 25% on August 19th as he announced to discontinue the webOS business. When Hewlett-Packard board is considering firing Léo Apotheker, HP shares soared 10% based on these reports.
Apotheker has served as HP CEO for less than one year while at which time the company's stock has dropped 47 percent
Meg Whitman and her family (husband and two children) spend the most years in 3,700-square-foot luxurious house in Atherton, CA which has estimated price of $3.02 million
Meg Whitman, the fourth wealthiest woman in the state of California, has network of $1.3 billion in 2010. She spent money on her candidacy than any other political candidate in U.S. history with $144 million in her fortune and $178.5 million donors
Meg Whitman is married to Griffith Harsh IV. Her husband is a former Harvard medical student who has taught neurosurgery as a Professor since 1998 and served as Vice Chair of its Department of Neurosurgerys
Meg Whitman has two children, among them the eldest son Griffith Rutherford Harsh V was arrested several times for breaking a woman's ankle at a bar in Palo Alto and sexually assaulting a classmate
Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate known for spending $141.5 million of her own money on her campaign, lost to Jerry Brown in California Governor Race 2010
During the 2010 California gubernatorial campaign, former EBay chief and GOP nominee Meg Whitman always touted Rick Perry’s leadership on the campaign trail
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