Carly Fiorina is an American Republican politician and former business executive. She gained a lot of popularity in recent times as a candidate for the Republican nomination in 2016 presidential election in the USA.
Carly is also noted for being the second richest candidate to be nominated by Republican Party for 2016 as her wealth counts just below that of Donald Trump, another Republican candidate.
Formerly a highly regarded business executive, Fiorina has been a full-time politician since 2004. Currently, she also serves as the chairperson of “Good360”, a non-profit organization.
Who Is Carly Fiorina? Her Age, Education & Career
Born as Cara Carleton Sneed on September 6th, 1954 in Austin, Texas, Carly was raised in a highly academic family as her father was a professor at law schools. She graduated from Charles E. Jordan High School Durham, North Carolina, and later earned BA in philosophy and medieval history from Stanford University, in 1976.
Initially, Carly thought of pursuing a career in law but after joining UCLA School of Law, she dropped out after her first semester in the school to further her studies with an MBA as well as MS in management from reputable colleges like MIT. At the beginning of her career, Carly joined AT&T as a sales rep. Then she was only twenty-five; Carly later became the first female officer of the company within a decade.
She later joined “Lucent” only to leave with a $65 million fortune for her work and to join “Hewlett-Packard” as a CEO. By that time, which is 1998, she was already named “The Most Powerful Woman in American Business”. Given her keen interest and passion in management, she took the platform she found to excel at her profession. Meanwhile, Fiorina found her interest complemented by the values attained by the Republican Party of USA and became steeped towards it. Taking her political enthusiasm in mind, Fiorina stepped down from her position as a CEO in “Hewlett-Packard” to take her political career to new heights.
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Not long past (4th May 2015), Carly announced her bid to get nominated by the Republican Party as a candidate for Presidential elections taking place in 2016. She has forwarded her claims that her position as a CEO in a big company as Hewitt-Packard has laden her with the decision-making skills required for the President of the United States of America. Another notable thing is that she has made herself significant for the run as a strong contender who can stand opposite to Hillary Clinton.
Battle with Cancer
Carly was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer the day before she was going to announce her run for Senate in California in 2009. A few weeks later, the successful businesswoman underwent a double mastectomy. Following the surgery, she went through several months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, all while running her Senate campaign against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
Within the same period, Carly lost her stepdaughter but she persevered despite all the forces against her and made a full recovery to the point where she is standing before everyone in the US to take on the most coveted public offices in the country: president of the United States.
Her Husband and Daughter
Carly Fiorina got married to her first husband, Todd Bartlem, in 1977 and they divorced in 1984. She is currently married to Frank Fiorina who was formerly an executive of AT&T.
Carly Fiorina has no children of her own even though she wished to have kids with Frank. According to her, it was not the plan of God for her. However, Frank Fiorina had two daughters- Lori and Tracy- with his first wife, Patricia Easler, so Carly took them as her own children.
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Unfortunately, while still battling cancer, Carly was faced with the unexpected death of her stepdaughter, Lori Fiorina, who died from drug addiction. Lori, it was reported, had been battling addictions for many years and had been in and out of rehab three times.
She died on October 12, 2009, at her home in New Jersey, at the age of 35.
Carly Fiorina’s Net Worth
A winner in business as well as in Politics, Carly currently enjoys a net worth of $59 million which is the second highest among all of the candidates bidding to get nominated for upcoming Presidential Elections.
Quick Facts about the Politician
Full Name: Cara Carlton Fiorina
Profession: Politician, former CEO of Hewitt-Packard
Height: 5ft 6 in
Date of Birth: September 6, 1954
Place of Birth: Austin, Texas, USA
Education: Stanford University, MIT
Marital status: Married to Frank Fiorina
Astrological sign: Gemini
Wealth: $59 million