At the age of 31, 2021 AD Whitney Wolfe Herd ( Bumble CEO ) became one of the richest women with the networth of $1.5 billion. She is an american entrepreneur who was named 30 most important women under 30 in tech by Business Insider in 2014. She was also listed in the Time 100 list in 2018.
Whitney owns nearly 12% stake in the company that is worth more than a billion now. With the rise of IPO she is not only a self made woman billionaire but also has become the youngest female CEO to take company in the history of the U.S.
Whitney Wolfe Herd has become an inspiration to the women around the world. There are numerous women taking the risk to pursue their passion, with the Bumble success it has been proven any one with the drive can compete with big brands and create a thriving business.
Bumble was founded after Whitney sued Tinder ( The company she co-founded with her boyfriend) for sexual harassment. Unlike Tinder, Bumble women make the first move. This strategy is loved by investors and a London based Russian billionaire worked together with Whitney to bring Bumble to reality.
Being an entrepreneur is hard and it’s comparatively difficult for women. There are numerous bosses harassing their women staff or low pay check for the same work. People are underestimating the power of women in business and entrepreneurs like Whitney Wolfe Herd are proving every day that it’s possible to own a place in man’s world.