Many Bumble users have found love, friends, and even jobs through Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble dating app and its Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz features, but Whitney Wolfe has been even luckier than her users recently after the app earned her $230 million as their Chief Executive Officer and founder. Not only is Whitney Wolfe enjoying her fortune, she is also enjoying life after recently marrying the love of her life, Michael Herd, in a breath-taking Italian wedding in 2017.
At only 29 years old, CEO, Whitney Wolfe is on her way to possibly earning a position on America’s Richest Self-Made Women by Forbes after only barely missing the mark this year. Bumble keeps growing at an impressive rate with a user base of around $35 million people. Interestingly enough, their biggest competition comes from an app that Whitney Wolfe herself actually Tinder co-founded. While she was with the company, she acted as their Vice President of marketing and helped build the app to what it is today.
Unfortunately, Wolfe claims that she experienced sexual harassment at the company and made the decision to leave and found her own that was more focused on making sure their female users felt empowered and able to make the decisions on who contacted them. After dealing with this traumatic experience, the Southern Methodist University graduate was heartbroken to see the things that were being said about her online by people she had never met. She was not trying to get attention for what had happened to her, she just wanted to leave the company after a bad experience. She was left feeling broken after what she had gone through at the company and the things that were said about her afterward.
Things are looking up for Whitney Wolfe in addition to the success of Bumble. Recently, Imagine Entertainment appointed her as the first female on their Board of Directors. Recently, Imagine Entertainment purchased Jax Entertainment, a company that features many different entertainment programs that star women in prominent roles. By adding Whitney Wolfe as the first woman to work for Imagine Entertainment on their board of directors, Wolfe will be able to provide a woman’s perspective.
Whitney Wolfe has been the face of the dating industry since the time she launched Bumble, a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact. It is a unique idea but made a lot of difference in the industry that was subtly, dominated by men for a long time. Whitney Wolfe knew that abuse and bullying had been part and parcel of the online dating game for a long time, and it was something she wasn’t comfortable with. And, while there are many ways that the dating apps can try and wither out abuse by members, Whitney Wolfe came up with an interesting idea of not letting the men contact women first, but the other way around. It is an idea that seems to have provided an excellent result so far, especially with Bumble having more than 25 million members now, and is on the top five lists of most downloaded dating apps.
Recently, Whitney Wolfe has been in the news not only for her success in the dating business or how fast Bumble has been growing in popularity but also for her dream wedding in Italy with restaurateur Michael Herd. Whitney Wolfe, however, didn’t meet Michael Herd on Bumble or Tinder for that matter, but in Aspen, where they were both vacationing during Christmas. They first met in 2013, and in 2015, Michael Herd proposed Whitney Wolfe in a ranch in Texas during sunset, and Whitney Wolfe explained the entire scene to Vogue in an engaging manner. It is when the bells for wedding planning started to ring, and finally, during their celebratory trip to Italy, they finalized Positano, Italy.
Whitney Wolfe is known as a clever planner, and she has ensured that her wedding is as lavish and unique as possible. Whitney Wolfe was involved in every stage of her dream wedding to ensure that the result is exactly as she planned. Similarly, Whitney takes care of her business in the same manner and is involved with all the various departments to ensure that Bumble offers unique, efficient, and reliable services to the members. Recently, Whitney Wolfe added two new categories to Bumble, which are Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. It would help the members not only to find friends as well as business partners online. Whitney Wolfe has helped changed the dynamics of the social dating networks and how it used to function altogether with the introduction of Bumble.
Online daring has become a billion dollar industry over the last few years. The numbers of people who engage in, or take advantage of the opportunity to meet people online are vast and continuously growing, all in hopes of meeting that special someone. Bumble is a dating app company that has made its way to the ranks of being one of the top competitors in the market. The Founder and Chief /Executive Officer of Bumble is Whitney Wolfe Herd, and she has added a different twist to business. Bumble puts women in the drivers seat. The company is catered to women, and allows them to be the person to decide on whether or not to date an applicant.
Whitney Wolfe Herd has many years experience in the dating business. When she left her former employers, she decided to create her own brand, and operate her own business. She was sought after by one of the owners of a dating company who wanted her to work in his business. She declined his offer, but confided in him about her dreams and plans to establish her own company. The man, Andrey Andreey, who was familiar with the work of Whitney Wolfe Herd, was confident that she would be a very successful entrepreneur. He decided to put in the first $10 million dollars for her start up. She was to be named founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble, a vision made into reality.
Whitney Wolfe Herd has also launched two other apps inside of the Bumble umbrella. Bumble BFF is a networking app for those who want to find someone that they can be friends with. The other venture is Bumble Bizz, which connects business people, investors, and other professionals together to help further business interest.
Whitney met her husband, Michael Herd, on the ski slopes of Aspen. After dating for two years, they said their vows in a beautiful wedding ceremony in Positano, Italy. Many of their family and friends were in attendance. Michael herd is a restauranteur who also has interests in the gas and oil industry. Their marriage has been referred to as a whirlwind wedding. Whitney Wolfe Herd has her business headquartered in the mid western city of Austin, Texas. She continues to make additions to her brand, which has begun to dominate the online dating industry with her premier women centric app that put women in control of the dating scene.