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# Sheryl Sandberg

Random fact: Defended Larry Summers's comments on women in a 2008 Huffington Post Op-Ed.


Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook, the world's largest social-networking site. The company has about 2 billion monthly users and had revenue of $28 billion in 2016. The Menlo Park, California-based company's initial public offering in May 2012 was the biggest technology IPO at the time.

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Industry Technology
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Citizenship United States
Age 47
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Birthdate: 8/28/1969
Family: Widowed, 2 children
Education: 1995, Harvard Business School, MBA 1987-1991, Harvard University, Economics, Bachelor's Degree

Born to an ophthalmologist father and homemaker mother, Sandberg grew up in the Miami Beach area of Florida, the oldest of three children. After graduating from public high school, she attended Harvard University, where she majored in economics. She graduated first in the department in 1991, and went to work as a research assistant at the World Bank to Larry Summers, her mentor while he was still a professor at Harvard.

Sandberg returned to Harvard to earn her MBA in 1995, then took a job as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Summers was named Treasury secretary in 1999 and asked Sandberg to become his chief of staff. Lured by the tech boom, she departed Washington for Palo Alto the following year, where she was recruited by Eric Schmidt to join Google. Sandberg spent the next seven years at the search-engine company, eventually rising to become vice president of global online sales and operations.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg introduced himself to Sandberg at a Silicon Valley party. After weeks of meetings, Zuckerberg offered her the job of Facebook's chief operating officer. Since officially joining in March 2008, Facebook's membership base has risen from 70 million to about 1.4 billion active users. Her responsibilities include overseeing the company's sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications departments.

In 2004, Sandberg, who had been divorced, married David Goldberg, who became chief executive officer of survey software maker SurveyMonkey before his death in May 2015.

She has two children, both of whom she had with Goldberg.

  • 1969 Sheryl Kara Sandberg is born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1999 Becomes chief of staff to then-Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
  • 2001 Moves to Silicon Valley; joins Google.
  • 2007 Meets Mark Zuckerberg at a Silicon Valley holiday party.
  • 2008 Joins Facebook as chief operating officer.
  • 2012 Facebook sells shares in what was then the biggest ever technology IPO.
  • 2013 Publishes "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead."
  • 2015 Husband David Goldberg dies unexpectedly.