Carly Fiorina is an American business woman and politician. Carly Fiorina Net Worth is $59 million. Fiorina is best known for being a former business CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors for Hewlett-Packard. She is also a best-selling author for writing her autobiography, and an in-demand lecturer and speaker. She is a knowledgeable business commentator and strategic advisor. She is a former Republican candidate for the United States Senate representing California. Even though, she was triumphant receiving the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in California, she was defeated in the general election.
Carly Fiorina Net Worth - $59 Million
Birth Name - Cara Carleton Sneed
Date of birth - September 6, 1954
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Austin, Texas, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5' 6"
Profession - Politician, Commentator, Executive Officer, Businessperson
Fiorina is a current candidate for president in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. In May 2015, Fiorina became a candidate for the Republican party nomination for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Before being a Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election, Fiorina's only other run for political office was when she ran for the Senate chair representing the state of California in 2010. As a requirement of her campaign, she submitted the necessary paperwork, her financial disclosure, stating that her net worth was between $30 million and $120 million. She had campaigned against California Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer, and Fiorina was defeated by ten points.
Never having the experience of holding a political office, she is now a Republican presidential candidate, and again needing to submit her financial disclosures declaring her net worth, and submitted income tax returns for the year 2013 and 2012. According to the disclosure documents provided by her campaign, Fiorina claims she is worth $59 million.
Carly Fiorina accumulated most of her net worth through her past executive positions held in two successful companies. In 1995, Fiorina was AT&T's first female executive officer and was the Chairperson for the AT&T North American operations. As an executive at AT&T, she led corporate operations for AT&T's equipment and technology spin off company, Lucent Technologies. She was the President in charge of the consumer products sector from 1996-1999. Then, Fiorina became employed by Hewlett-Packard and was chief executive officer, from 1999 to 2005. She was the first woman to direct a top twenty corporation according to Fortune Magazine.
During her time as CEO for Hewlett-Packard, she commanded the largest technology merger in history (at the time), where HP bought out rival company Compaq, the personal computer manufacturer, and afterwards making HP the world's largest seller of personal computers. However, in February 2005, the Hewlett-Packard Board of Directors, forced Fiorina to resign as Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, due to ongoing disagreements that existed with the Board of directors, over how she was running the corporation.
After leaving Hewlett-Packard, she became involved in other ventures. In October 2007, Fiorina signed a contract with Fox Business Network to be their business commentator. She developed and established her own business, in which she is the chairperson and CEO of Carly Fiorina Enterprises. This was a venture intended to be a business and a charitable foundation that helped Fiorina set up speaking engagements and appearances while keeping the public informed about her activities. However, a problem arose in July 2009 in which it was pointed out that Fiorina never registered her business to conduct business practices in California, nor did she register her business with the Internal Revenue Services.
In 2006, Fiorina worked for Republican Senator John McCain on his 2008 presidential campaign. She served as a business and economic advisor or point person, advising him on the issues that concerned the country. She was also named fundraising chairperson. From 2007 to 2009, Fiorina served on the Central Intelligence Agency's External Advisory Board and became chairperson of that board, when it was created by the CIA director, at the time, Michael Hayden.
As a business executive, Fiorina made an impressive name for herself. At Hewlett-Packard, she was recognized as being the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company. In 2003, Fortune Magazine touted Fiorina as the most powerful woman of the business industry, a title she held for five years, as long as she was with Hewlett-Packard. In 2004, she was considered one of Time Magazine's 100 of the most influential people in the world.
She placed tenth on the Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. She has also won awards for her knowledge of business, such as: the Leadership Award, Private Sector Council in 2004, and the Alliance Medal of Honor, Electronics Industries in 2004. As a successful woman in the business industry, Carly Fiorina Net Worth of $59 million is well deserved.