Carly Fiorina is a famous American political figure who has served as the Chairman of an organisation called ‘Good360’. She is a businesswoman and best known for her position as a CEO of Hewlett-Packard. To know more about Carly Fiorina and her net worth in 2018, keep reading the article.
Carly Fiorina’s Early Life
Cara Carleton “Carly” Fiorina, commonly known as Carly Fiorina was born on September 6, 1954, in Austin, Texas. She was born to her mother, Madelene Montross and her father, Joseph Tyree Sneed III. Her father was a very famous person who was the Dean of a Law school and a Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit.
Fiorina did her schooling in London from Channing school. She was always a bright student and after graduating, she attended different high school including one in Ghana and finally graduating from Charles E. Jordon High School in North Carolina. For further studies, she enrolled herself at the Stanford University and graduated with a degree of Arts in philosophy and medieval history.
Fiorina then decided to get a law degree and joined the UCLA school of law but dropped out after six months. She has a Masters of Business Administration in marketing from the University of Maryland. Also, she obtained a Masters of Science in management from the MIT School of Management.
There is no information about her dating life high in school or college. First, she was married to Todd Bartlem who was her classmate at the Stanford. The couple were married for seven years and got divorced due to their personal differences. Then she met Frank Fiorina, an executive of AT&T, soon the couple started dating and within a couple of months, they got married. Together, the couple never had kids and took the custody of Frank’s two daughters from his previous marriage.
Carly Fiorina’s Career, Awards & Achievement
After working in a real state and tutoring English in Italy, Fiorina joined AT&T as a management trainee. She joined a division of the company which was a male-dominated one, but soon she was able to make her way and carve a niche for herself in the company. Over the next decade, she really worked hard and through her sheer dedication towards her job, she rose through the ranks at AT&T. She was the first female to become the head of entire North American Sales.
Fiorina then opened a company called ‘Lucent’, planned and implemented the company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), which became the most successful IPO in the history of the United States. She then became the chairman and the president of ‘Lucent’. By that time, she had become one of the most prominent executives in America. She joined Hewlett Packard (HP) as the CEO and became the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company.
After few years, she was forced to resign from her position as a CEO because of some failed business deal. Following her departure, she was highly criticized and also praised for her risk-taking abilities by the media.
Fiorina then chose to enter the politics and worked for Senator John McCain’s campaign. A few years later, in the Senate election, she ran against Barbara Boxer but lost to her. Two years ago, she was bidding for the Republican Presidential nomination to run for the US Presidential election.
Awards & Achievement
Fiorina’s achievement in the field of business is one of the most influential ones and is worth appreciating. Besides that, she is the recipient of ‘Appeal of Conscience Award. She was also included in the list of ‘Most influential people in the world’ in the year 2004.
Net Worth of Carly Fiorina
The estimated net worth of Carly Fiorina is approximately $70 million. Her main source of income has been from her numerous business adventures.
Carly Fiorina is an influential figure in the world of business as well politics. Her sheer dedication and hard work is the reason for her incredible success. She did have her ups and downs in her professional life, but she moved on and became a better person. In her personal life, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and after going through several surgeries, she was declared fully fit.