Whitney Wolfe, Bumble founder and CEO Millionare

Whitney Wolfe is the founder of Bumble, which Forbes has valued at one billion dollars. This has brought Wolfe a $230 million fortune. If Bumble keeps growing at the rate it has, Forbes predicts that Whitney Wolfe will make the list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. Not only did Wolfe create Bumble, but she helped create Tinder; only leaving because of sexual harassment from her ex-boyfriend. Whitney Wolfe created Bumble not too long after leaving Tinder. Bumble is a dating site that requires women to make the first move. Putting women in control isn’t the only thing Bumble is doing to attract feminists. The company has started to host events for women, as well as creating meeting spaces across America to help women “level the playing field”. Connect with Whitney Wolfe by visiting her linkedin account.


After a neo-Nazi cyber attack last year on Bumble, she now travels with a body-guard. The FBI stepped in after personal information was posted on a neo_Nazi website, including phone numbers. Bumble is a feminist company, and the information posted was meant to be a call to bring down feminists. This attack happened only a couple of weeks before the Charlottesville rally in August of 2017. Whitney Wolfe explained in a press release after the rally, stating that there was quite a bit of anger against feminist websites like Bumble. Because of these attacks, Wolfe employs a full time security team for Bumble.

Whitney Wolfe, only 28 years old, said that she suffers anxiety. One reason why, is because she didn’t want to be black listed in the tech industry for being “sue-happy”. When she left Tinder back in 2014, she sued her ex boyfriend. The lawsuit was settled, but she still feared people wouldn’t want to work with her. Her new business partner, Andrey Andreev, believed in her, though, which helped raise her spirits. A lot of Whitney Wolfe’s friends refused to talk to her for awhile because of the lawsuit.  Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Wolfe

 

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