Born on August 28, 1969, Sheryl Sandberg is an American business tycoon who has been the chief operating officer of Facebook since 2008. In 2012, she became the first woman to have ever been elected in the board of directors of Facebook. She completed her AB Economics degree at Harvard University in 1991 as summa cum laude and was awarded the John H. Williams Prize for the top graduating students in Economics. She used to be a research assistant in World Bank and worked on health projects in India, particularly those dealing with AIDS, leprosy and blindness. She finished her MA degree in Harvard Business School where she got the highest distinction. Since 2007, she has been among the most powerful women list of the Forbes Magazine because of her unparalleled leadership skills. Before she served Facebook, she was the Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google.