Whitney Wolfe Herd (born July 5, 1989) is an American entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Bumble, a social and dating app, launched in 2014. She was also an early executive at Tinder. Wolfe Herd was named as one of 2017’s and 2018’s Forbes 30 Under 30, and in 2018 she was named in the Time100 List. In February 2021, Wolfe Herd became the world’s youngest current female self-made billionaire when she took Bumble public. She also became the youngest woman to take a company public, at age 31.
In 2014, she left Tinder because of some issues with the company executives. She also filed a lawsuit against Tinder for sexual harassment. When she moved to Austin, texas she founded Bumble which is a female-focused dating app. Currently, she is in the news for becoming the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. Check out the Whitney Wolfe Herd story, net worth, wiki & more.
Whitney Wolfe Herd Story
From being sexually harassed in 2014 to today becoming the world’s youngest female billionaire. Let’s go through her career and how she built a $1.3 billion dollars company. Wolfe Herd was one of the cofounders of Tinder, but she left the company and later filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Tinder. She was one of the co-founders means she knew how Tinder grew which means she has prior experience.
Whitney launched the app in 2014 with the aim of creating a comfortable and empowering online dating space for women. She was sexually abused so she went on to create a Women-focused app. That not only differentiated her from Tinder answering the biggest question “why switch from tinder to here?”
After her experience at Tinder, Wolfe Herd wasn’t looking to build another dating app – she wanted to build an Instagram competitor where people could only post positive comments but Andreev convinced her to work on another dating app. Along with two former Tinder employees – cofounder Chris Gulzcynski and former vice president of design Sarah Mick – they launched Bumble in December 2014.
Andreev made an initial investment of $10 million and became the majority owner with a 79% stake. Wolfe Herd became CEO with a 205 stake in Bumble. This is how Bumble is originated.
|Full name||Whitney Wolfe Herd|
|Date of Birth||July 1, 1999|
|Birth Place||SaltLake City, Utah, U.S.|
There is no doubt that she is beautiful and she follows a healthy diet to stay healthy. Here are the Whitney Wolfe Herd measurements.
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters – 165 cm|
in meters – 1.65 m
in feet inches – 5’5″
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms – 50 kg|
in pounds – 110 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
bust size – 34 inches
waist size – 28 inches
hip size – 34 inches
body shape – N/A
dress size – N/A
shoe size – N/A
|Eye Color||hazel green|
|Hair Color||light golden blonde|
|Parents||Father – Michael Wolfe|
Mother – Kelly
Boyfriend, Affairs, and Marriage
|Marital Status||Married (September 2, 2017)|
|Boyfriend/ affairs||Justin Mateen|
|Children (son)||Bobby Lee Herd|
|school||Judge Memorial Catholic High School|
|College||Southern Methodist University|
|Education Qualification||International studies|
She has not shared her personal contact details like any other celebrities because of security reasons.
|Residence Address||Austin, Texas|
|Manager/ Secretary/ Agent name||N/A|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Pancakes, Salad|
|Favorite Writer||Joanna Coles|
According to Forbes, her net worth is approximately $1.5 billion and she became the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire after taking Bumble public.
|Net Worth||$1.5 billion|
She is very active on her social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, etc., where she uploads her beautiful images and videos. You can follow her on the social media platforms given below.
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Awards, Honors, Achievements
|2014||named as one of the Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech|
|2016||B+Named as one of Elle’s Women in Tech|
|2017||Listed in a TechCrunch feature on 42 women succeeding in Tech|
|2017 – 2018||Named to Forbes 30 under 30|
Lesser Known Facts about Whitney Wolfe Herd
- Whitney wolfe doesnt smoke but she drinks alcohol.
- on the launch of Bumble Priyanka Chopra attended it with Kate Hudson, Karlie kloss, etc.
- when she was just 19 years old, she also started a business of selling ban=mboo tote bags which gained wide recoginition from big countries.
- wolfe has also worked with orphanges.
- she is an avid dog lover and also has a pet dog.
- currently, she is in the news for becoming h=the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.