Whitney Wolfe is a successful entrepreneur from America who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble. Bumble is a popular dating application which is dedicated to women of all types and origins to find love. The Business Insider named Whitney Wolfe in 2014 as the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech. She was also named as one of Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016. In 2017, Forbes named Whitey Wolfe as one of 30 under 30. Since its launch in 2014, Bumble has managed to have over 11.5 million registered users. Bumble also announced its plans to launch into new verticals which include BumbleBFF and BumbleBizz. TIME reports that the dating app company is valued at $500 million.
Born and raised up in Salt Lake City in Utah, Whitney Wolfe is a child of Michael who is a property developer and Kelly, a housewife. She graduated from the Southern Methodist University where her major was in International Studies. Whitney started a business while still in college at the age of 19 whereby she sold tote bags and benefited areas that were affected by the BP oil spill. Together with celebrity stylist Patrick Aufdenkamp, they started a non-profit organization known as the Help Us Project. The tote bags went on to get national press after a number of celebrities like Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe were seen carrying them.
After graduating, Whitney went to Southeast Asia where she managed to work with orphanages. Just recently, Whitney got married to Texas oil heir Michael Herd. The couple got married at the Villa Tre Ville Positano which is along the famous Amalfi Coast. Guests invited to the wedding took to the Instagram to post congratulation messages to the newlywed couple. The wedding was described as one of the most spectacular love celebrations ever. Michael Herd is a grandchild of Herd Producing Co., a Texas Oil Company. Page Six reported that the two met almost 3 years ago during Valentine’s Day in Aspen.
The couple went on to get engaged on July 2016. Whitney Wolfe looked breathtaking on her wedding gown which was by Oscar de la Renta. She has been a good example to her users in Bumble that it is possible to find love. Whitney Wolfe has managed to work hard and has therefore led Bumble to be one of the biggest and popular dating apps in the world. At the age of 22 years, Whitney went to work with Hatch Labs whereby she worked with the Startup Cardify.
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