In pictures: 10 dumbest things tech CEOs have said and done

As a rule, CEOs in the technology industry tend to be a pretty bright group. Their vision, passion and leadership have changed the world. BUT they also have moments that leave the rest of us wondering, "Are they really that dumb?"

Meg Whitman: Everybody Ought to Have a Maid Between stints as CEO of Ebay and Hewlett-Packard, Meg Whitman made a run to be the next California governor – and she could have won it, too, if not for that meddling illegal maid. Whitman, who poured $119 million of her own money into her campaign, had been calling for harsh penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants. Turns out, she had employed an illegal immigrant housekeeper for nine years. Then she got caught trying to cover up her knowledge about it. Oh, the illegal immigrant was fired.

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