Fortune's current cover story on Meredith Whitney, "The woman who called Wall Street's meltdown," is getting tons of buzz. Yesterday, I clued you in to background on Whitney, the Oppenheimer analyst who shatters many a stereotype.
Here's another type she is not: the powerful woman with househusband. We once surveyed participants of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit and found that one-third had husbands who didn't work. Not Whitney, who is wed to John Layfield, known to pro wrestling fans as JBL. Click here to see "Mr. Whitney," as they jokingly labeled Layfield on Monday night's WWE Raw, hawking the new issue of Fortune on the show. And click here to see another video, this one behind the scenes with the power couple.
Fortune and WWE. Yep, we too are defying the stodgy business-magazine stereotype. "A whole 'nother demographic," as my boss, managing editor Andy Serwer, likes to say.
Did you see WWE Raw Monday night? I did. First time ever. Why? (Good question!) Because Fortune was front and center. Big John Bradshaw Layfield, known as JBL to pro wrestling fans, was hawking our new issue for one reason: His wife, Meredith Whitney, is on the cover.
Whitney, in case you don't know, is Wall Street's force of nature. The Oppenheimer analyst has recently knocked billions off the stock-market capitalizations MOREPatricia Sellers - Aug 5, 2008 1:21 PM ET
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