Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the American Enterprise Institute, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Alex Brandon—AP
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Facebook’s blockbuster 2016 ad revenue growth (57%, to $26.9 billion) propelled the company—and its stock price—to new heights under Sandberg. While Facebook and its Internet peers grappled with how to handle fake news and online hate groups, the fiery political environment pushed Sandberg to speak up more frequently about issues important to her, including women’s health and immigration reform. Her book about grief and the loss of her husband, Option B, topped the bestseller list this spring.

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Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)27,638
Profits ($M)10,217
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)496501.4