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Sheryl Sandberg Facts

Jewish-American businesswoman, current chief operating officer of Facebook

  • Sheryl Sandberg was born on August 28, 1969 in Washington, D.C., United States
  • She is the daughter of Adele and Joel Sandberg. She has two siblings.
  • Sandberg studied in a public school and even taught aerobics in the 1980s while she was in high school
  • She enrolled at Harvard College in 1987 and graduated with a B.A. in Economics in 1991. She was awarded John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating student in economics
  • Sandberg's mentor and thesis adviser is professor Larry Summers
  • Sheryl Sandberg was recruited as a research assistant to Summers at the World Bank. She was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
  • She earned her MBA with highest distrinction from Harvard Business School in 1995
  • She later worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company and as chief of staff for the United States Department of the Treasury from 1996-2001.
  • Sheryl Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, prior to joining Facebook
  • Sheryl Sandberg was involved in launching Google's philanthropic website Google.org
  • She divorced Brian Kraff and was married David Goldberg in 2004. She has two kids.
  • She was named to the board of the Walt Disney Company in 2009, and joined the Board of Directors of Starbucks with a $280,000 annual salary.
  • Sherly Sandberg is ranked on the 50 most powerful women in business by Fortune magazine.
  • In 2007, she was ranked #19 on 50 "Women to Watch" by The Wall Street Journal.
  • She was named one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web" by Business Week.
  • In 2012, she was named in Time Magazine's Time 100 annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • In 2012, she became the eighth member (and the first female member) of Facebook's board of directors.

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