Sheryl Sandberg is a technology executive who is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Facebook. She is also an author and activist and is the founder of Lean In Foundation (Leanin.org). Sandberg is the first woman to be on the board of Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, she was the vice president (global online sales and operation) of Google. She was featured in the list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ by Time magazine in 2012. She was also the chief of staff for Lawrence Summers, US Secretary of the Treasury. The estimated net worth of Sheryl Sandberg is $1.6 billion US dollars.
Sheryl Kara Sandberg was born on August 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C. She was born to parents Joel Sandberg and Adele Sandberg. Her mother taught French in a college and her father is a doctor. She has two other siblings and is the eldest amongst them. At the age of 2, her family moved to North Miami Beach in Florida. She went to North Miami Beach High School and was a very brilliant student.
Sandberg later joined National Honor Society and despite being in school, she used to teach aerobics. She completed her graduation in 1991 from Harvard College with a degree in economics. She graduated summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa and won the John H. Williams Prize. While still in college, Sandberg became the founder of Women in Economics and Government. Later, she worked as a research assistant in World Bank. She got her MBA degree in 1995 from Harvard Business School.
Her first marriage was at the age of 24 which ended after a year. Sheryl Sandberg married Dave Goldberg in 2004. The couple has two children together. Her husband died in May 2015 after sustaining a trauma on his head. She currently resides in Menlo Park, California.
In 1995, Sheryl Sandberg worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. In 1996, she worked for Larry Summers, who was the US Secretary of the Treasury for Bill Clinton. She left her job in November 2000, following the win of the Republicans in the US Presidency. In 2001, she moved to Silicon Valley and joined Google.
In November of the same year, Sandberg became the VP of Operations and Global Online Sales. She served with Google until March 2008. She met Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and founder of Facebook) in 2007 who later offered her for the post of COO of Facebook. In March 2008, she joined Facebook and left Google. Her primary motive in Facebook was to increase the revenue.
In 2012, she became the first woman to be on the board of directors of Facebook. In April 2014, she sold half of her Facebook shares which were approximately worth $1 billion after it went public. She has also written an article in support of Larry Summers in ‘The Huffington Post’. In 2009, she became the board of member of ‘The Walt Disney Company’. Previously, she was the member of ‘Starbucks’.
Sheryl Sandberg was ranked at No. 1 in Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Business”. She has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal’s “Women to Watch”. In 2013, her book was nominated for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
How much is Sheryl Sandberg Net Worth in 2017
Sheryl Sandberg has held many top posts in her career. She is also the member of ‘Women for Women International’. Sheryl Sandberg’s net worth is an estimated $1.6 billion US dollars as of 2017. This wealth comes from selling shares and stake on Facebook worth $1 billion. Her salary was $280,000 per annum when she was a member of ‘Starbucks’.
She is also a writer and her first book was published in March 2013. She is also the founder of Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation which serves as the umbrella organization of LeanIn.Org. Her most important profile to date is being the COO of Facebook and also by being Google’s VP (global online sales and operation).
Sandberg’s husband Dave Goldberg was an executive in Yahoo! And was also SurveyMonkey’s CEO. She has sponsored a campaign called ‘Ban Bossy’ in 2014. She considers Larry Summers to be her mentor.