Carly Fiorina is a well-known businesswoman in America and a political figure, who came to rose as the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She combined the recognition of new technologies with powerful sales instincts, which earned her the attention of top brass at AT&T. She played the main role in attaining the coalition of HP with opponent computer company named Compaq that was resulted in HP becoming the world’s largest personal computer manufacturer. To know more about the net worth of Carly Fiorina in 2020, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Carly Fiorina was born as Cara Carleton in Austin, Texas, on September 6, 1954, to her parents Joseph Tyree Sneed III and Madelon Montross. Her father was a judge and a law professor while her mother was an artist. Because of her family’s frequent moves, Carly became a Brownie but not a Girl Scout.
She went to the Channing School which is located in London. Later, she got enrolled in five different schools and completed her graduation from Charles E. Jordan High School that is located in Durham, North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and medieval history at Stanford University in 1976.
Fiorina wanted to become a lawyer like her father and attended the UCLA School of Law. After completion of one semester, she realized that Law was not her career and dropped out after the semester. She has done various jobs before deciding to further her education. In 1980, she went on to achieve a Master of Business Administration in the field of marketing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Fiorina attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management to earn a Master of Science in 1999.
Fiorina got married to Todd Bartlem, who was a Stanford classmate, in June 1977. But they both got divorced in 1984. She married Frank Fiorina who is an executive for AT&T in 1985. Frank had two daughters from his previous relationship. Unfortunately, the couple did not have any children of their own.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1980, Fiorina started her career as a management trainee in AT&T. Because of her interest in the emerging field of network communications, she joined in the Network Systems division. During the mid-1990s AT&T decided to spin off its Western Electric and Bell Labs divisions, where Florina was selected to lead the efforts.
She played a prominent role in planning and implementing the company’s initial public offering and became the most prominent business executive in America. In July 1999, she joined Hewlett-Packard Company as the CEO. In 2005, Fiorina was obtained to resign as the CEO of HP because one of the deals did not produce the results as expected and she was held responsible for this failure.
In 2002, she got nominated for the Appeal of Conscience Award. In 2003, Fiorina awarded the Seeds of Hope Award from Concern International. Fortune Magazine named her as one of the most powerful women in business. In 2004, she was awarded the Leadership Award from the Private Sector Council. Fiorina was named tenth on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women the same year.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Fiorina is around $65 million. She made all this fortune by working as the CEO and chairman of the board of Hewitt-Packard. She also served as an advisor to John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate at the time. The house and grounds they were living were valued at $6.6 million in 2015.
Currently, Fiorina is working as the Chairperson of the non-profit philanthropic organization named Good360. She also wrote her autobiography named Tough Choices in 2006. She was also the founder of international women’s empowerment group which was named as One Woman Initiative.