Sheryl Kara Sandberg
(; born August 28, 1969) becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook's board. Before Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, and was involved in launching Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. Before Google, Sandberg served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury.
In 2012 she was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine. As of January 2014, Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1 billion, due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies.
Early life and education
Sandberg was born in 1969, in Washington, D.C., to a Jewish American family, Her maternal grandmother, Rosalind Einhorn, grew up in a poor Jewish American family in a crowded apartment in New York City, finished high school in spite of being pulled out during The Great Depression, then went on to community college and graduated from U.C. Berkeley and later saved her family business from financial ruin. Her brother is also a Harvard graduate and became a pediatric neurosurgeon who now practices at Miami Children’s Hospital and her sister Michelle is a fellow Harvard graduate who now is a pediatrician based in Santa Clara, California. Her parents were detained and interrogated in Kishinev and later expelled from the USSR.
Her family moved to North Miami Beach, Florida, when she was two years old. Sandberg taught aerobics in the 1980s while in high school.
In 1987, Sandberg enrolled at Harvard College and graduated in 1991 summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics and was awarded the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating student in economics. While at Harvard, Sandberg co-founded an organization called Women in Economics and Government. Summers recruited her to be his research assistant at the World Bank,
In 1993 she enrolled at Harvard Business School and in 1995 she earned her M.B.A. with highest distinction.
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