Bumble is a dating app created by Whitney Wolfe Herd and this venture has made her not just one of the richest people on earth but also the youngest woman to ever become a self-made billionaire at 31 in 2021.
Before she founded her own online dating business, she worked at Tinder and was the VP of Marketing when she left in 2014. She left Tinder due to tensions between her and other company executives after she complained of sexual harassment.
After leaving Tinder and starting her own business, Forbes listed her twice on both the 2017 & 2018 on the Forbes 30 under 30 lists.
Whitney Wolfe Herd Biography
Whitney Herd was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 13th, 1989 to both Michael and Kelly Wolfe. Her father is a known Jewsih property developer.
She attended Judge Memorial Catholic High School befire procedding to Southern Methodist University, Texas. At the univeristy, she majored in International Studies and also started a business which was to be selling bamboo tote bags. The business was a sucess especailly due to the reason she started it initailly.
She has always cared for others and after graduation, Whitney left the USA to work at orphanages in southeast Asia.
In 2012, she was a part of the team that developed the dating app, Tinder alongside Rad and Chris Gulczynski. She played a major role in the app’s or company’s early success as she was even behind the name “Tinder”.
After 2 years, she left the company after filing a lawsuit aganist Tinder for sexual harassment and was paid $1 million as settlement fee. In December 2014, she started Bumble and by 2017 they already had up to 22 million users.
In 2021, she took the company public on NASDAQ via IPO becoming the youngest woman to do so and also the youngest self-made billionaire in the world.
Whitney Wolfe Herd Profile
|Name||Whitney Wolfe Herd|
|Child(ren)||Bobby Lee “Bo” Herd II|
|Year she was born||1989|
|Net Worth||$1.5 billion|
FAQs About Whitney Wolfe
Here are some frequently asked questions about the tech billionaire below.
How much of Bumble Does Whitney Wolf own?
She owns 13% stake in the comapny.
What is Bumble net worth?
The comapny would be worth a little bit over $10 billion.
Is Whitney Wolf herd married?
Yes, she is.
Whitney Wolfe Herd Age
As of 2021, Whitney is 32 years of age.
Whitney Wolfe Herd Husband
Her husband is Michael Herd, an hier to an Amrrican oil & natural gas firm. They met in 2013 on a skiing vacation and got married in a fiarytale wedding at Italy in 2017.
Whitney Wolfe Herd Net Worth
As of 2021, her estimated net worth stands at $1.5 billion.
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