Whitney Wolfe Herd

Whitney Wolfe Herd
Born (1989-07-01) July 1, 1989 (age 30)[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationSouthern Methodist University
OccupationEntrepreneur, Business executive
Known forFounder & CEO of Bumble
Co-founder of Tinder
Net worth$290 million [2]
Spouse(s)Michael Herd

Whitney Wolfe Herd (born July 1, 1989) is an American entrepreneur. She is founder and CEO of Bumble, a social and dating app, and a co-founder of the dating app Tinder.[3]

Bumble Launched in 2014.[4] In 2016 and 2017 respectively, Bumble launched BumbleBFF, an app for finding friends, and BumbleBizz, a professional networking app.[5][6] According to Forbes, the company is valued at more than $1 billion.[7]

Wolfe Herd was named one of Business Insider's 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech in 2014.[8] In 2016, she was named as one of Elle's Women in Tech.[9] Wolfe Herd was named as one of 2017's and 2018's Forbes 30 Under 30.[10][11] Wolfe Herd was also named one of Inc's 15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For in 2017.[12] She was featured on the covers of Forbes,[7] Fast Company,[13] and Wired UK.[14] In April 2018, she was named in the TIME 100 List.[15]

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  2. ^ "Whitney Wolfe: 10 Things You Didn't Know About the CEO of Bumble". Money Inc. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Business, Story by Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business Video by Richa Naik and Craig Waxman, CNN. "She sued Tinder, founded Bumble and now, at 30, is the CEO of a dating empire". CNN. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "How I Built This".
  5. ^ Lee, Dami (October 2, 2017). "Bumble launches Bizz, a new mode for professional networking". The Verge. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "Bumble launches BFF, a feature to find new friends". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Clare O'Connor (November 14, 2017). "Billion-Dollar Bumble: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Built America's Fastest-Growing Dating App". Forbes. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Kosoff, Maya. "The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech". Business Insider. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
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  10. ^ "Meet The Consumer Technology 30 Under 30 Class Of 2017".
  11. ^ "Forbes Releases 2018 Edition of the 30 Under 30 List". Forbes. November 14, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For in 2017".
  13. ^ Valby, Karen (August 28, 2017). "Bumble's CEO Takes Aim at LinkedIn". Fast Company. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  14. ^ Tait, Amelia (August 30, 2017). "Swipe Right for Equality: How Bumble is Taking on Sexism". Wired UK. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  15. ^ "Whitney Wolfe Herd: The World's 100 Most Influential People". Time. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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