What is Billionaire Meg Whitman Up to These Days?
Margaret (Meg) Whitman has, at age 53, done more than most women do their whole lives. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard, she worked at Bain & Co. and Stride Rite, was a Vice President for The Walt Disney Company, an executive at Dreamworks, Proctor and Gamble and Hasbro, CEO and President of Florist’s Transworld Delivery and the CEO of eBay before spending an astounding 144 million dollars on her run for the California Governorship in 2010.
But what has she done lately?
Although no longer in corporate America as an executive, she now serves on boards of directors for several companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Zipcar, Proctor and Gamble and Teach for America and will continue to serve on the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
According to Meg as quoted in Good
“I believe passionately in the power of technology and innovation to drive new forms of consumer behavior. eBay transformed how people think about retail by allowing consumers to buy and sell goods through online auctions, and I believe Zipcar is positioned to transform how people think about transportation. In my view, car sharing is one of the most exciting innovations in transportation since the invention of the automobile.”
Meg is continuing to take speaking engagements, including a recent appearance at a Hispanic 100 private event.
There is a lot of speculation that she wants to try for a Senate seat, but the Wall Street Journal is reporting that she is ‘definitely not’ considering running, but wants to stay involved in shaping public policy.
As for that $144 million dollar dent in her net assets? She has earned that all back.