Sharon Oster

Sharon Oster is the Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Yale University and was the school’s first female dean. She’s also known as an economist who specializes in non-profit administration and company development.

What is the Net Worth of Sharon Oster?

Sharon Oster’s net worth is believed to be at 3.5 million dollars. Sharon Oster has also invested in health care infrastructure as an independent director of Welltower Inc, a real estate investment trust. She owns a minimum of 36,265 shares of Welltower Inc stock.

Early Life and Education

Sharon Oster was born in New York City on September 3, 1948. She is currently an American citizen at the age of 73. Her ethnicity is Caucasian, and she is a devout Christian. Oster has remained tight-lipped about her parents and siblings. She did, however, receive her bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in 1970. She graduated from Harvard with a Ph.D. in economics in 1974.

Professional Life and Career

Sharon Oster spent 43 years at Yale University as a professor and administrator. She began teaching undergraduate students at Yale College after graduating from Harvard University. She became a member of the Yale Economics Department’s faculty there. Later, in 1983, she joined the Yale School of Management faculty as a tenured professor.

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She was the first woman to be appointed to a position of tenure. (Source: Poets&Quants)

She was the first woman to be appointed to a position of tenure. She was designated Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship after that. Between 2008 and 2011, she served as a tenured professor at Yale School of Management, where she resigned in May 2018. Oster’s yearly pay was reduced by $100,000 during her time at the Yale School of Management in 2009 to support student internships. Sharon Oster was awarded a professorship and an endowed chair in economics in 2018.

Oster is also a published author. Modern Competitive Analysis (1990, revised 1993 and 1999) and Strategic Management of Nonprofits are two of her scholarly books (1995). Oster has also printed and disseminated over 400 academic and non-academic studies and essays on subjects such as applied industrial organization, regulatory concerns, and labor economics.


Sharon Oster received the first Yale School of Management Award for Excellence in Teaching twice, in 2008 and 2013. In 2011, she was honored by the American Economic Association with the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award. Her Excellence in Executive Education/MBA earned her the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award. The Academy of Management presented her with this prize in 2018.

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Professor Sharon M. Oster (Source: Yale School of Management)

Body Stats and Social Media

Sharon Oster’s physical dimensions, height, and weight have yet to be published to the public. She has a fair complexion when it comes to her physical appearance. Her eyes are black, and her hair is a light blonde tone. Sharon Oster isn’t a big social media user. Some of her Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, on the other hand, appear to have been made by her supporters.

Relationship Facts

  • Sharon Oster is married to Ray Fair.
  • She is mother of One Daughter and Two Sons.
  • Sharon Oster is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Quick Facts of Sharon Oster

Age: 73 years 5 months
Birth Date: September 03, 1948
Horoscope (Sunshine): Virgo
Full Name: Sharon Oster
Birth Place: New York City
Net Worth: 3.5 million USD
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American
Profession: Professor, Real Estate Investor, Economist
Education: Harvard University
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Lucky Number: 3
Lucky Stone: Sapphire
Lucky Color: Green
Best Match for Marriage: Taurus, Capricorn
Last Update: February, 2022