Sheryl Sandberg’s fortune surpassed $1 billion today after Facebook’s stock closed at a record high, making her one of the youngest billionaires in the U.S.
The chief operating officer of the world’s most popular social network owns about 12.3 million shares of the company, which closed at $58.51 on the Nasdaq exchange Tuesday. Her stake is valued at $750 million. She has also collected more than $300 million selling shares since the company’s 2013 initial public offering and owns about 4.7 million stock options that began vesting last May.
The 44-year-old Lean In author is one of the youngest female billionaires in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Sandberg also sits on the boards of Starbucks and Walt Disney. “She went to Google, moved on to go to Facebook, went to write a book, and she’ll know when to run for political office, and probably win that office,” David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect, told Bloomberg.