Sheryl Sandberg’s Facebook Fortune Earns Her A Place In The Billionaire Club

All hail Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook chief is among the richest females in America, thanks to the social networking site

Sheryl Sandberg has her Facebook fortune to thank for a lot of things, but being named as one of the youngest billionaires in America is the latest reason to celebrate.

Already inspiring careerwomen across the globe, the chief operating officer of Facebook is now among America’s super-wealthy individuals.

The record high is reportedly down to the surge in share prices, which rocketed to $58.51 on Tuesday. While Sandberg is also said to have profited by the company’s change in public listing in 2012.

Sandberg owns about 12.3 million shares of the social networking site, with her overall stake valued at around $750 million. But it’s her eye-watering $1 billion wealth that secured her a spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Yikes.

At just 44, Sheryl Sandberg is now one of the youngest female billionaires in the U.S. Even among the world’s richest women, this level of wealth is simply mind-blowing.

According to Forbes, only 24 of the billionaire women on the list are self-made.

‘Did she do a billion dollars-worth of work? I don’t know,’ David Kilpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, said in a recent interview. ‘She had the good fortune to land in the right place where her talents could really be applauded.’

Sandberg left Google to work at Facebook, where she was brought in to help the company make money. And didn’t she do well.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s 29-year-old CEO is the world’s 23rd-richest person, having added $12.4 billion to his net worth in 2013, according to the Bloomberg ranking.

Someone give Sheryl Sandberg a glass of champers, pronto.

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