Dave Goldberg Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 08, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
Dave Goldberg was the CEO of SurveyMonkey and chairman of LAUNCH Media.
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About Dave Goldberg

Dave was born in the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois.

Dave Goldberg was born on October 2, 1967. In 2009, he founded the multimedia company, SurveyMonkey.

After finishing college, Goldberg worked for Bain & Company for the first two years of his career. He was interested in going to law school but instead went to work for Capitol Records as the executive director of marketing strategy and creative business development. In 1994, Dave started LAUNCH Media and oversaw its acquisition by Yahoo Inc. in 2001. In 2007, he left Yahoo Inc. to establish Benchmark Capital.

Dave Goldberg Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What was Dave Goldberg's net worth?

Dave Goldberg was an entrepreneur with a $14 million net worth.

How much did Dave Goldberg earn per year?

Dave Goldberg had a net worth of around $14 million, but his yearly earnings remain known.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall was Dave Goldberg?

No information is available regarding Dave's height.

How old was Dave Goldberg?

At the time of his death, Dave Goldberg was 47 years old.

Childhood And Education

Paula Goldberg was his mother, and Melvin Bert Goldberg was his father. His father was a professor and HOD at William Mitchell College of Law. While in high school, Dave Goldberg did an internship with the Minneapolis Star Tribune magazine.

In 1985, he matriculated from Minneapolis' Blake School, and in 1989, he received his magna cum laude from Harvard University. During his life, Dave Goldberg was a die-hard Minnesota Vikings admirer. At Harvard University, he majored in history and politics. Paula Goldberg, his mother, was the co-founder and executive head of the Pacer Institute.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Dave Goldberg's partner?

Goldberg married Sheryl Sandberg in 2004. Sheryl is a millionaire, an American businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the developer of LeanIN and COO (the operating officer) of Meta Platforms. She was voted to Facebook's management board in June 2012, making her the first woman to participate in the organization. Menlo Park, California, was the residence of the couple and their two children.

Before joining as the COO at Facebook, Sandberg was the vice-chairperson of international online sales and marketing at Google. She was also engaged in the company's philanthropic unit. Sheryl Sandberg formerly worked as the head of staff for U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. Sandberg has a net worth of $1.7 billion according to Forbes Magazine's 2021 wealthy list, owing to her stock interests in other firms.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Dave was a key figure in Capitol's most aggressive music marketing strategies. When online gaming became popular, Dave was the mastermind for marketing music with them. Dave was also one of the key thinkers underlying the Starbucks-Capitol relationship. Starbucks agreed to sell a certain number of compact discs as part of their agreement.

On May 1, 2015, Dave Goldberg passed away unexpectedly on vacation with his wife in Mexico, in a beach resort villa inside the Four Seasons Resorts. At a hospital in Mexico, he was confirmed dead. Goldberg's demise was first traced to head trauma and severe bleeding after slipping from a treadmill while working out at a fitness center. Sandberg later clarified that her husband died of an arrhythmia produced by untreated coronary artery illness.

In an online statement, Dave's brother, Robert, detailed his family's 'huge shock and sorrow' and asked fellow fans to share images and stories on his Facebook account page. 'Instead of gifts', Robert Goldberg said, 'we want to honor his survival in a way that preserves the family's safety as they struggle with this terrible, life-changing situation'. Online condolences for Goldberg spread quickly across Silicon Valley. According to a representative, Facebook officials were gutted by the news. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that Dave was a fantastic person on social media. 'Dave was one truly outstanding guy globally, with an almost unimaginable unique character', stated Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

One of his buddies, famous poker champion Phil Hellmuth, gave Goldberg's family his remarkable 14th World Tournament of Poker wristband. On May 5, 2015, a memorial ceremony was conducted for Goldberg at Stanford Memorial Hall at Stanford University. Many people of what Fortune characterized as 'Silicon Valley's elite,' U2 vocalist Bono, who sang his tune 'One,' and star Ben Affleck attended the 90-minute event. Affleck had held positions with Goldberg on the Management Board for Live Planet, a business that Dave co-founded. The pair had also collaborated on many projects, and Affleck helped Goldberg raise financing for the Eastern Congo Program.

Sheryl Sandberg posted a Facebook story after his loss (during the sheloshim period) with an article remembering Goldberg, discussing her struggle to overcome the sadness of his passing and the care that her family and friends had provided her during this tough time. The story was shared multiple times and earned thousands of comments, and Business Insider and The New York Times both covered the story.

Charity Work

The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation is a personal, beneficial nonprofit organization situated in California that was formed and is mostly supported by the billionaire, Sheryl. The SSDGFF runs initiatives to aid women in the workplace and those dealing with personal problems and grants business development scholarships to qualified applicants from various cultural backgrounds.

What awards did Dave Goldberg win?

In Illinois, Dave Goldberg was awarded 'Excellent Special Effects For A Miniseries, Film', in 2010, 'Best Special Facial Animations For A Miniseries Cinema', and 'Excellent Solo Success For Special Digital Effects' in 1995.

Other Interesting Dave Goldberg Facts And Trivia

  • SurveyMonkey employs over 500 people and performs over 90 million assessments every month in 60 languages as of 2022, up from 14 when Goldberg founded the company.
  • SurveyMonkey also worked with some of the world's most well-known brands, including Hootsuite, MailChimp, Salesforce, and Zendesk.
  • Even though Dave Goldberg and Sheryl were quite occupied with their corporate responsibilities, they always made time to spend with family.
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Dave Goldberg Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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David Goldberg

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Businessman, American Management Consultant


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Sheryl Sandberg


Melvin Bert Goldberg, Paula Goldberg
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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