Sheryl Sandberg Becomes One Of The World's Youngest Female Billionaires

Facebook stock closed at a record high on Tuesday

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg Speaks At Yonsei University
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Sheryl Sandberg has officially joined the billionaire club after Facebook's stock closed at a record high on Tuesday.

At that moment, the 44-year-old chief operating officer became one of the youngest female billionaires in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. She owns about 12.3 million shares of Facebook, her stake valued at around $750 million. The social networking giant closed at $58.51 on Tuesday, and is currently trading at 56.09, a 4.14 percent drop.

Sandberg's influence has risen alongside her wealth. Her book "Lean In," published earlier this year, fueled heated public discourse about women in the workplace as it called for them to shed their insecurities and push for the things they deserve, like raises and leadership positions. She was also a one-time chief of staff for the former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, and now sits on the boards of Starbucks Corp. and Walt Disney Co.

The billionaire is currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the world's elite have convened to discuss global social, economic and political quandaries.

How Facebook's stock has performed since its 2012 IPO:

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hi back

January 31 2014 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

hi back to you.....and glad to be here.

January 31 2014 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Congratulations, but not interested.

January 30 2014 at 5:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

if we could get hillary as president and sheryl as vice president we could create a village in this country to get back on a positive track

January 23 2014 at 1:13 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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No worst thing could happen to Sheryl than to be V.P. of this country, a very inactive position. She need opportunity & room!..

January 23 2014 at 5:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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