Sheryl Sandberg Biography

Published On Aug 22, 2016
Facts of Sheryl Sandberg
Date of Birth: 1969 , August-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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In 1993, Sheryl got married to Brian Kraff. Brian Kraff is the founder of Market Hardware, Inc. He is also known for being the founder and Chief Executive Officer of eStudentLoan.com. They were married for about a year and then they got divorced in 1994.

In 2004, Sheryl got married to Dave Goldberg. Dave Goldberg was the founder of LAUNCH Media and the CEO of SurveyMonkey. He was also an executive with Yahoo!. As a married couple, they had two children. Sheryl lost her husband Dave in 2015 as he died of head trauma falling on 1st of May 2015. Sheryl's nationality is American and she has mixed ethnicity.

When Sheryl was aged two, she moved to North Miami Beach, Florida with her parents. There she got enrolled at North Miami Beach High School. She was the top of her class since the start till the graduation. She completed her high school graduation with a 4.646 grade point average. While she was in her high school, she also taught aerobics. After her high school, she joined Harvard College with a major in economics. She finally earned her summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics in 1991. During her graduation, she was honored with the John H. Williams Prize. There she also co founded Women in Economics and Government. In the early 1990s, she was recruited by Larry Summers as his research assistant at the World Bank. There she worked on health projects in India for about a year; the project was mainly about the leprosy, AIDS, and blindness in India. In 1993, she attended Harvard Business School and finally earned her M.B.A. in 1995. In 1995, she was hired by McKinsey & Company and she served them as a management consultant for about a year. In 1996, she began working for Larry Summers, during that time Larry served in the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton and she served him in his Treasury's works. At the end of 2000, she quit this job and then she got shifted to Silicon Valley in 2001. There she was offered a job by Google Inc. In November 2001, she was named the Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations. There she handled online sales of Google's advertising and publishing products. She also worked on the operation of Google's consumer products and Google Book Search. In the early 2008, she quit the position of Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations and then she joined Facebook in March 2008 as its new COO. After she joined Facebook, Facebook became profitable and she began overseeing the operations like sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, and communications. In 2012, she was named the Facebook's board of directors and the following year, she was listed in the list of The Jerusalem Post's The World's 50 Most Influential Jews. Her net worth is 1.42 billion USD.

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Born in Washington, DC, United States

August 28 , 1969

Time magazine's most influential people in the world, Sheryl Sandberg was born as Sheryl Kara Sandberg at the end of 1960s in Washington, D.C., United States of America to Adele (née Einhorn) and Joel Sandberg. She was born as the first child of her parents.

Completed her high school graduation

1987

When Sheryl was aged two, she moved to North Miami Beach, Florida with her parents. There she got enrolled at North Miami Beach High School. She was the top of her class since the start till the graduation. She completed her high school graduation with a 4.646 grade point average.

Earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School

1993

After her high school, she joined Harvard College with a major in economics. She finally earned her summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics in 1991. In 1993, she attended Harvard Business School and finally earned her M.B.A. in 1995.

Was recruited by Larry Summers

1992

In the early 1990s, she was recruited by Larry Summers as his research assistant at the World Bank. There she worked on health projects in India for about a year; the project was mainly about the leprosy, AIDS, and blindness in India

Was hired by McKinsey & Company

1995

In 1995, she was hired by McKinsey & Company and she served them as a management consultant for about a year. In 1996, she began working for Larry Summers, during that time Larry served in the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton and she served him in his Treasury's works.

Became the vice president of the Global Online Sales and Operations

2001

At the end of 2000, she quit her job at the United States Treasury and then she got shifted to Silicon Valley in 2001. There she was offered a job by Google Inc. In November 2001, she was named the Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations.

Joined Facebook

2008

In the early 2008, she quit the position of Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations and then she joined Facebook in March 2008 as its new COO. After she joined Facebook, Facebook became profitable and she began overseeing the operations like sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, and communications.

Became the first female member of Facebook's board of directors

2012

In 2012, she was named the Facebook's board of directors. She was the eighth member of Facebook. Initially, she owned 38,122,000 stock options and restricted stock units but in the mid 2013, she sold 2.4 million shares and in the early 2014, she sold half of her share. 

Was named the board of The Walt Disney Company

2009

She is best known for being the founder of Leanin.org and the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. But she is also the former board member of The Walt Disney Company. She is also the former board member of Starbucks.

Married to Brian Kraff

1993

In 1993, Sheryl got married to Brian Kraff. Brian Kraff is the founder of Market Hardware, Inc. He is also known for being the founder and Chief Executive Officer of eStudentLoan.com. They were married for about a year and then they got divorced in 1994.

Married to Dave Goldberg

2004

In 2004, Sheryl got married to Dave Goldberg. Dave Goldberg was the founder of LAUNCH Media and the CEO of SurveyMonkey. He was also an executive with Yahoo!. As a married couple, they had two children together. 

Her husband died

March 1 , 2015

In the early 2015, the couple was vacationing in Mexico. There he suffered from cardiac arrhythmia. Sheryl lost her husband Dave in 2015 as he died of head trauma falling on 1st of May 2015. 

Got listed in Most Powerful Women in Business

2007

In 2007, she got listed in the Fortune Magazine’s list of Most Powerful Women in Business. That year, she was ranked 29th and was the youngest woman to get listed on the list. In 2014, she was ranked 10th in this list. 

Was honored by The Wall Street Journal

2007

She has also been listed in the The Wall Street Journal's list of 50 Women to Watch. She got listed in this list for the first time in 2007 and she was ranked 19th that year; however, the following year she was ranked 21st. 

Was named in Time 100

2012

Sheryl Sandberg is a technology executive from United States. In 2012, she got listed in the Time 100's list of 100 most influential people in the world. That year, she also got listed in the Newsweek and The Daily Beast list of Digital Power Index.