eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman delivers a keynote address at the 2005 eBay Live! conference June 23, 2005 in San Jose, Calif.
eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman delivers a keynote address at the 2005 eBay Live! conference June 23, 2005 in San Jose, Calif. - 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT

Who: Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay

Education: Earned a bachelor of economics degree from Princeton University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

What you may not know: When she bids for products on eBay, she prefers the "proxy bid" method that sets a cap on how much she's willing to pay.

Personal: She is married to Griffith R. Harsh IV and has two children.

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.

Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal