BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : MAY 31, 1999 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Margaret C. Whitman


BORN
August 4, 1956.

EDUCATION
B.A., economics, Princeton University. MBA, Harvard University.

CAREER STOPS
In '89, joined Disney's Consumer Products unit as a senior vice-president. Moved to Stride Rite in '93, where she introduced Munchkin baby shoes. In '95, named CEO of Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD). In '97, headed Hasbro's Preschool Div., managing Mr. Potato Head and Playskool. Became eBay's president and CEO in March '98.

FAMILY
Married to Griffith R. Harsh IV, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University School of Medicine. Two sons.

WEALTH
Her 5.9% stake in eBay is valued at $1.4 billion today.

HOBBIES
Skiing, tennis, hiking.


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eBay vs. Amazon.com

COVER IMAGE: eBay vs. Amazon

TABLE: The Tale of the Tape

TABLE: Toting up the Titans

CHART: Who Has the Best Sales?

CHART: Who Has the Best Bottom Line?

CHART: Who Has the Best Stock Performance?

Q&A with eBay's Meg Whitman

RESUME: Margaret C. Whitman

PHOTO: Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay

Q&A with Amazon's Jeff Bezos

RESUME: Jeffrey P. Bezos

PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com

ONLINE ORIGINAL: The Duel Extends to Wall Street



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