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.
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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.