Who is Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s departing COO?

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Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, speaks at the World Economic Forum in 2017. Sandberg announced she would leave the company later this year. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook’s second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg announced Wednesday that she is leaving the company this fall.

The longtime social media executive said she plans to focus on her philanthropic efforts and her family, including her children and upcoming marriage to marketing executive Tom Bernthal.

Here’s what you need to know about Facebook’s chief operating officer.

Top executive Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Facebook

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