Meg Whitman Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Husband & More

Meg Whitman

Real NameMargaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman
ProfessionPolitician, Business executive
Political Journey • In 2008, she supported Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
• When Romney stepped out of the race, she joined McCain's presidential campaign as a national co-chair.
• Meg Whitman announced to run for Governor of California Election 2010, on February 10, 2009.
• Whitman released a political ad, "A Lifetime in Politics A Legacy of Failure", in June 2010.
• She endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 Republican Primaries.
• She was finance co-chair of Chris Christie's presidential campaign during the 2016 Republican primaries.
Business Journey • In 1979, Meg Whitman joined as a brand manager Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.
• In 1989, she became vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company.
• In 1991, Whitman joined Stride Rite Corporation.
• In 1995, she became President and CEO of Florist's Transworld Delivery.
• In 1997, as Hasbro's Playskool Division General Manager, Whitman saw marketing and Global management of two children's brands, Mr Potato Head and Playskool.
• On March 1998, she joined eBay.
• In November 2007, Meg Whitman resigned as CEO of eBay.
• She joined Hewlett-Packard's board of directors in January 2011 and was named CEO on September 22, 2011.
Biggest RivalPolitics: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton
Business: Microsoft
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
Weightin Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthAugust 4, 1956
Age (as in 2016)60 Years
Birth PlaceCold Spring Harbor, New York, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownHuntington, New York, USA
SchoolCold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor New York
CollegePrinceton University, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Educational QualificationsMBA
FamilyFather- Hendricks Hallett Whitman, Jr.
Mother- Margaret Cushing Whitman
Meg Whitman with her mother Margaret Cushing Whitman
Brothers- N/A
Sisters- N/A
AddressAtherton, California
HobbiesTravelling, fly-fishing
Controversies• During her tenure as CEO of eBay, she shoved her subordinate to which she settled down later.
• She was criticized for exploiting and humiliating her housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan.
• She was criticized for making statement to suspend Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
• She made a controversial statement to prohibit illegal immigrant students from attending state-funded institutions of higher education.
• During her campaign for Governor of California, she was largely self-funded and spent 144 million USD from her own personal funds.
• It was reported that Meg Whitman did not vote for 28 years.
Favourite Things
Favorite PoliticianNot Known
Favorite Quote“Run to the fire”
Favorite FoodNot Known
Favorite FilmNot Known
Favorite BookThe New American Story, Good to Great, The World is Flat, Politics Lost
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
HusbandDr. Griffith R. Harsh IV, Professor of Neurosurgery (married 1980)
Meg Whitman with her husband Griffith Harsh IV
ChildrenSon- William Harsh, Griffith Rutherford Harsh V
Griffith Rutherford Harsh V
Daughter- N/A

Money Factor
Net Worth2.1 billion USD

Meg Whitman

Some Lesser Known Facts About Meg Whitman

  • Does Meg Whitman smoke?: No
  • Does Meg Whitman drink alcohol?: No
  • Her birthplace, Long Island, New York in Oyster Bay, was one of the inspirational settings for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Great Gatsby.
  • Both of her parents, Hendricks Hallett Whitman, Jr. and Margaret Cushing Whitman, served in World War II.
  • When Meg Whitman was born, she had a birth defect called dysplasia.
  • She was a good athlete in her child hood and liked many sports like swimming, tennis and skating.
  • Whitman wanted to go in the field of medicines and dreamed of becoming  a doctor.
  • She introduced UK’s children’s television show “Teletubbies” into the United States.
  • She joined eBay in 1988 when it had only 30 employees with 4 million USD revenue and she raised the revenue of eBay to 8 billion USD with 15000 employees before she left in 2008.
  • Meg Whitman donated 30 million USD to Princeton in 2002 and the Whitman College Residence is named after her.
  • While running for California Governor, she spent more of her own money (144 million USD) and became the most self-funded political candidate in the history of US politics.
  • In 2015 Fortune’s list, Meg Whitman was ranked 7 as the highest paid women in the world.