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The COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg Is Engaged To Tom Bernthal After 5 Years Living As a Widow

Feb 4 2020 By Akbar Shekh

The billionaire, Sheryl Sandberg‘s Facebook announcement about her engagement with the Kelton Global CEO, Tom Bernthal has covered the social media platforms within some moments after the release of the news. Many of her admirers and well-wishers are so much excited to find out their relationship smooth and strong. The 50 years old, Sheryl called her engagement after spending five years of life as a widow of her late husband, Dave Goldberg.

Sheryl already has two children from her previous marriage with Dave. On the other hand, her present finance, Tom also has three children from his past marriages and relationships. After the engagement, the couple has now become proud parents of their five children together. According to the Business Insider, Seryl has $1.6 Billion net worth as she could easily fulfill the needs of her family and children. Matter of fact, she is a good friend of the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zukerberg.

Let’s find in detail about the life of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, Sheryl Sanberg. Till then, stay tuned.

Engagement With Tom Bernthal At 50

Sheryl Sandberg recently went to her Facebook and announced her engagement with Tom Bernthal on 3rd February 2020. At the time of their engagement, Sheryl is 50 whereas, Tom is at 46. Her post collects a beautiful picture with Tom where the couple seems to look in each other’s eyes exploring their deep love for each other. Seryl’s caption goes like,

Engaged!!! Tom Bernthal, You are my everything. I could not love you more.

After looking at her post, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zukerberg commented an hour later saying,

Congrats! You’re wonderful for each other and I’m so happy for both of you.

Shortly after the post, Sheryl’s well-wishers, Maxine Williams, Carolyn Everson, Marne Levine, Dan Rose, David Fischer also wished Sheryl for her better coming life with Tom. Marne commented:

Sooooo happy for you and Tom Bernthal and your families. You have a wonderful relationship built on love, admiration, respect, shared values, and fun and I know you will build a beautiful life and marriage together. I’m thrilled you found each other and wish you so much love and happiness in the years to come.

Replying on fiancee’s post, Bernthal wrote,

Sheryl Sandberg, I love you so much and couldn’t be more excited about spending the rest of our lives together.

Sheryl Sandberg announced her enagement with Tom Bernthal via Facebook on 4th February 2020
Sheryl Sandberg announced her engagement with Tom Bernthal via Facebook on 3rd February 2020
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Meanwhile, observing her post, she has already over 28k likes, 2.5k comments and around 242 shares which is constantly increasing. As a matter of fact, she has over 2.2 million followers on her Facebook profile, where all of her fans are becoming more excited about their remaining wedding.

Although the couple has an age difference of around three years, they have nothing to do with their age. Instead, they are busy spending quality time with each other. The duo will surely have a lavish wedding as Sheryl is a billionaire.

Past Marriages of Sheryl Sandberg

At the very beginning of her life, Sheryl Sandberg had exchanged her wedding vows with her then-boyfriend, Brian Kraff. The partners were married after dating for a short period of time. In the year 1993, they got married. The former duo ended their married life with a divorce where their married life didn’t last more than a year.

After her divorce with Brian, Sheryl tied the wedding knot with her late husband, Dave Goldberg. Her late-spouse, Dave was an American management consultant and businessman who died at the age of 47. He was widely famous as the founder of LAUNCH Media and the CEO of SurveyMonkey, an online survey development software service company.

Sheryl Sandberg with her late husband, Dave Goldberg
Sheryl Sandberg with her late husband, Dave Goldberg
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In the beginning, Dave was reported to have fallen off the treadmill while exercising at a gym which caused head trauma. Later, his cause of death was reported to be an arrhythmia, a condition when the heartbeat is irregular.

Well, Sheryl had shared two children with Dave; a son and a daughter. However, Dave left his family suddenly while vacationing with Sheryl near the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Mexico. After an instant death of her spouse, she got inspired to write a book titled Lean In where she talks about the support of a partner in people’s life. She once discussed the book saying:

Some people felt that I did not spend enough time writing about the difficulties women face when they have an unsupportive partner or no partner at all. They were right.

On 17th April 2019, Sheryl shared a wedding photo with her late husband and explored her love with the caption:

5 years ago today I had the honor and privilege of marrying Dave. And while we can’t be together to mark our anniversary, I’m celebrating him today for all he taught me; the two amazing children he gave me, and our love which endures to this day. My prayers go to everyone who is living an Option B. May you find comfort in memories and joy in the present.

Sheryl Sandberg with her reported former partner for three years, Bobby Kotick
Sheryl Sandberg with her reported former partner for three years, Bobby Kotick
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Following, in 2016, Sheryl began dating the Activision CEO, Bobby Kotick. After three years of being together, the couple announced their split in May 2019.

Childhood of Sheryl Sandberg – Parents

Sheryl Sandberg was born on 28th August 1969 in Washington D.C., the United States to a Jewish family. She raised along with her two siblings under her parents Joel Sandberg (father) and Adele Sandberg (mother). Her father is an ophthalmologist, whereas, her mother used to a college French language teacher. She grew up with her two younger siblings.

The family photo of Sheryl Sandberg (Mother, Father, Brother and Sister)
The family photo of Sheryl Sandberg (Mother, Father, Brother, and Sister)
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Mentioning her educational background, Sheryl went to North Miami Beach High School and then enrolled at Harvard University in 1987. There, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1991 summa cum laude. After dealing with leprosy, AIDS and blindness in India for a year, she came back to join Harvard Business School and earned an MBA with the highest distinction.

Professional Life

Sheryl Sandberg’s journey on Facebook started after she met Mark Zuckerberg at a Christmas party of Dan Rosensweig. Following, Zukerberg recruited Sheryl as the COO (Cheif Operating Officer) at Facebook Company. She listed among the eight Facebook’s board of directors in 2012. Since then, she has been serving as the executive operating officer for Facebook and also shares a close bond with Mark.

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Moreover, Sheryl has also founded a non-profit organization in 2013 titled LeanIn.Org. She was also on the 2012 list of Time 100 which is an annual list of the most influential people in the world. Apart from this, Sheryl is also a writer and has authored her first book titled Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Her second book is Option B which emphasizes the grief and resilience in challenges within life.

In November 2016, Sheryl renamed the name of her company from Lean In Foundation to the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. Besides, she supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.

Age, Zodiac Sign, Birthday

Born on 28th August 1969, Sheryl Sandberg has just entered her fifties. As a matter of fact, she is at the perfect age of 50 in 2020. Similarly, the COO of Facebook, Sheryl celebrates her birthday every 28th of August.

As per her natal day, her birth sign (Zodiac sign) is Virgo. The people born under the Virgo sun sign are generous, trustworthy, and discipline.

Height

Sheryl Sandberg stands at a perfect height of 1.73m i.e. 5 feet and 6 inches.

How Much Net Worth Does Sheryl Sandberg Have?

As a COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg has gathered a huge capital over the past years. She herself has founded several firms and also working for them at the same time. According to Forbes, she has a whopping net worth of $1.6 million. Matter of fact, she was on the list of 2018 self-made women as the main source of her wealth is covered by the Facebook stock.

According to various tabloids, Sheryl makes $25 million of salary annually as the top executive public. Back in 2017, she donated $100 million of her Facebook stock to her own charity, Sheryl Sandberg & David Goldberg Family Fund. One of her publications, Lean In has sold more than 1 million copies that surely added more earning on her fortune.

Therefore, Sheryl is leading a lavish life with her family as of 2020. For more interesting articles, visit Wikye.


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