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American businesswoman and candidate for Governor of California


Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman was Chief Executive Officer and President of eBay from 1998 to 2008, and served on its board of directors. She is the fourth wealthiest woman in the state of California with a net worth of $1.3 billion in 2010, and has spent more of her own money than any other self-funded political candidate ever.

Meg Whitman Info

Birth nameMargaret Cushing Whitman
Date of BirthAugust 4, 1956
Place of BirthCold Spring Harbor (Long Island) New York, U.S.
OccupationsFormer President and CEO of eBay
Spouse (s)Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV (neurosurgeon)
ChildrenGriffith Rutherford Harsh V, William Whitman Harsh
ResidenceAtherton, California, U.S.
Political PartyRepublican
Alma materPrinceton University (economics, 1977), Harvard Business School (MBA, 1979)
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 We've got to examine every tax, every regulation, and say, 'Are we competitive to neighboring states?', 
— Meg Whitman in the first face-to-face debate with Democrat Jerry Brown / September 28, 2010
 I have invested a lot of my own money in this campaign. I don't think you can buy elections. I think Californians are too smart. 
— Meg Whitman in the first face-to-face debate with Jerry Brown / September 28, 2010
 The labor unions and Jerry Brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. Putting Jerry Brown in charge of negotiating with the labor unions around pensions, around how many people we have in state government, is like putting Count Dracula in charge of the blood bank. 
— Meg Whitman in the first face-to-face debate with Jerry Brown / September 28, 2010
 Einstein had it right: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different result, 
— Meg Whitman in the first face-to-face debate with Jerry Brown, doesn't want him to the Governor again / September 28, 2010
 @WaitingForSuperman is a must-see film. K-12 crisis is truly heartbreaking. 
— Meg Whitman in a tweet about the new movie Waiting for "Superman" / September 27, 2010

 It takes a lot of money to be competitive in California 
— Meg Whitman after donating $15 million to the gubernatorial campaign / September 15, 2010
 You are up against entrenched competitors. Jerry Brown has the best-known name in California politics. You can't underestimate the union spending. 
— Meg Whitman saying that unions have spent millions supporting Democratic nominee Jerry Brown / September 15, 2010
 The essentials of that ad are absolutely true, politics is a tough business and you have got to tell people why to vote for you. 
— Meg Whitman on using Bill Clinton's picture in an ad for the campaign for the upcoming elections / September 15, 2010