Who is Carly Fiorina and how much her net worth? Carly Fiorina is an American businesswoman who has served as the CEO of Hp. (Hewlett-Packard). She has also served as the chairperson of Good360 which is a charitable organisation. Fiorina is also a politician and has unsuccessfully run for the Senate of United States in 2010. In 2016, she also unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination. She held the designation of a CEO of HP in 1999 and became the first woman to lead a ‘Fortune’ Top-20 company. She also served as an adviser to Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Cara Carleton Fiorina was born in Austin, Texas on September 6, 1954. Her parents were Joseph Tyree Sneed III and Madelon Montross. Her father was the dean of Duke University School of Law and also a judge of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While her mother used to do abstract painting. Her name ‘Carly’ is derived from the ‘Carleton’. She went to Channing School, London and later attended 5 schools before graduating from Charles E. Jordan High School.
In 1976, she got her BA in philosophy and medieval history from Stanford University. From 1976, she started to work in different positions like a secretary in Kelly Services, and receptionist in Marcus & Millichap. She was also teaching English to Italian businessmen in Bologna, Italy. She received her MBA degree in marketing in 1980 from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. In 1989, she also received her Master of Science from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Carly Fiorina married Todd Bartlem in June 1977. The couple separated in 1984. She then married Frank Fiorina, an executive from AT&T in 1985. She has no children of her own but has helped her husband in raising his two daughters from his previous marriage. In 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She and her husband reside in Washington DC.
She joined AT&T in 1980 as a management trainee and in 1990 she became the vice president (hardware and systems division). She played an important part in planning and implementing IPO in 1996 and it became a successful IPO by raising $3 billion. In 1997, she became the president of Lucent’s US $19 billion global service-provider. In 1998, Fortune magazine named her “The Most Powerful Woman in American Business”. She was very successful and created 22,000 jobs and also doubling the revenue of the company. She became the CEO of HP in 1999.
She merged the company HP with another technology giant Compaq. In 2004, she came up with an agreement with Steve Jobs to pre install iTunes in every computer. After her resignation from HP, she served as a board of member of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company till 2009. She started her own Carly Fiorina Enterprises and is the CEO and chairperson of the charitable and business foundation. From 200 to 2012, she was the member of the MIT Corporation. She was also the member of World Economic Forum in 2005.
In 2003, Carly Fiorina won the ‘Seeds of Hope’ Award. In 2004, Time Magazine named her in the list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’. Also in 2004, she won the Leadership Award. In 2002 and 2003 she won the Appeal of Conscience Award. Forbes listed her as The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2004.
Carly Fiorina Net Worth
Carly Fiorina has held the top designations of various companies. By doing so, she has been able to make good wealth for herself. Carly Fiona’s net worth is an estimated $70. Her income in 2013 was $12 million. Her house in Washington DC was valued at $6.6 million. When she joined HP, her contract signing amount was $3 million and an annual salary of $1 million. There was also an added bonus of up to $3.75 million a year. Fortune magazine reported that she collected over $100 million from HP as a CEO. She sold her condominium in Georgetown for $5.3 million.
Carly Fiorina is famed as a businesswoman. She has been a popular face in the business world. She was the Global Ambassador of Opportunity International. She has been active on various social issues and has strongly opposed same sex marriage.