Sheryl Sandberg Biography, Facebook, Husband, Book, Job Role and Net Worth


Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, with previous roles at Google and as Chief of Staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury under her belt.

She is an activist, philanthropist and author.

Who is Sheryl Sandberg, how old is she, when is her birthday, how tall is she, what college did she attend, where was she born, does she have siblings and what is her background?

Sheryl Sandberg is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook and is credited with making Facebook profitable. Born on August 28, 1969, Sandberg is 48 years old. She is 1.73 metres tall.

Reportedly very academic, she was known to do well in her high school classes. Between 1987 and 1991 she attended Harvard College, graduating summa cum laude (the highest honour) in economics. She returned to Harvard in 1993, this time to the graduate business school, earning an MBA with the highest distinction.

Born in Washington DC to Adele and Joel Sandberg, a French language teacher and ophthalmologist respectively, Sandberg has two younger siblings, Michelle and David.

She worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company early on in her career, before taking a role with the US Secretary of the Treasury, Lawrence Summers as his chief of staff. In 2001 she joined Google Inc, as Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations. In 2007, she met with Mark Zuckerberg, after which she was hired by Facebook into her role of Chief Operating Officer. She helped make Facebook profitable after just two years and was appointed to Facebook’s board of directors in 2012, the first woman to have been delegated the role.

Why is Sheryl Sandberg famous and what is her occupation?

In addition to her role at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg is famous as a writer, and activist for women’s equality. In 2013 she co-wrote the book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, a book with a mission of empowering women in the workplace. Shortly afterwards, she founded the non-profit Lean In Foundation, dedicated to encouraging and supporting female education and leadership in the workplace. She has been named six times on the Most Powerful Women in Business list by Fortune Magazine, and in 2014 was ranked ninth in Forbes‘ list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

She serves on several company boards, including Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development, V-Day and The Walt Disney Company. Sandberg has appeared as keynote speaker at a number of universities. With the Lean In Foundation, she sponsored the ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign, which hit the headlines owing to its controversial message, and its support from celebrities such as Beyoncé. The author also wrote Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, which she wrote following the sudden death of her husband. It explores how people from various backgrounds with a range of tough experience overcame the pain and hardship of the events they faced, with the help of expert input from her friend Adam Grant, who is a psychologist at Wharton.

What is Sheryl Sandberg’s net worth?

In 2017, Forbes estimated Sheryl Sandberg’s net worth at $1.6 billion.

How much does Sheryl Sandberg earn?

A proxy report filed by Facebook in 2016 showed Sandberg as earning $715,385 in base salary, and $1,265,193 in bonuses. The report also showed that she had earned awards of $15,465,667 from stocks held in the company.

Where does Sheryl Sandberg live?

Sheryl Sandberg resides in Menlo Park in the San Francisco Bay area of California, close to Facebook’s headquarters.

Is Sheryl Sandberg married, who is she married to?

In 1993 Sheryl Sandberg married Brian Kraff and they divorced shortly after in 1994. In 2004 she married Dave Goldberg; they had been long-time friends before they began dating in early 2002. Goldberg was CEO of SurveyMonkey and the founder of LAUNCH Media. Goldberg died on May 1, 2015 while on holiday in Punta Mita, Mexico. Initially his cause of death was reported to be head trauma and blood loss after falling from a treadmill while exercising. An autopsy later revealed he had been suffering from coronary artery disease, which had caused a fatal irregularity in his heartbeat. In 2016, Sheryl Sandberg linked her Lean In and Option B initiatives under the umbrella of The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. The foundation aims to ‘build a more equal and resilient world’.

Does Sheryl Sandberg have children, how old are they, when were they born?

Sheryl Sandberg has two children with Dave Goldberg, a son born in 2005 and a daughter in 2007.

Is Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook?

As the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg has a very visible and active presence on the social media site, often using it as a platform to promote worthy causes she believes in.