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Sheryl Sandberg, longtime executive at Facebook, steps down

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jun 01, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg, the number two executive at Facebook owner Meta, is stepping down, according to a post on Wednesday on her Facebook page.

Sandberg has served as chief operating officer at the social media giant for 14 years. She joined Google in 2008, four years before Facebook went public. Meta did not immediately respond to a message for comment. Sandberg has led Facebook, then Meta's, advertising business and was responsible for nurturing it from its infancy into an over $100 billion-a-year powerhouse.

“When I took this job in 2008, I hoped I would be in this role for five years. Fourteen years later, it is time for me to write the next chapter of my life,” Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page. She did not say what she planned to do.

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