Quibi's Meg Whitman To Speak At Democratic National Convention

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Meg Whitman, the technology industry veteran who's currently the CEO of video streaming app Quibi, has been announced as a speaker for 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) that's scheduled to kick off on Monday night. She's scheduled to speak alongside other luminaries including former US first lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and former Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Although a technology industry veteran who made a fortune from leading companies including eBay and HP, Meg Whitman once forayed into politics with a run for the California Governorship position in 2019 that she didn't, however, win. According to records, she spent $144 million of her own money on the failed run. Since then, she's continued to meddle a little bit in politics, doling out tens of thousands of dollars to support politicians on both the Democratic and Republican sides. During the 2016 elections, she supported Hillary Clinton as the presidential candidate.

Right now, Meg Whitman is the chief executive of Quibi, a video streaming service founded by Hollywood legend Jeffrey Katzenberg. Katzenberg himself is also supporting the Democratic party for this year's election and has doled out more than $600,000 to support the campaign of presidential candidate Joe Biden.