Whitney Wolf of Bumble

Whitney Wolfe is known as a world-class businesswoman who always follows her instincts to find success. She first made a name for herself as co-founder and Vice President of Tinder, a dating app which she helped become incredibly popular all over the world. Prior to these years, Wolfe was not a feminist. She didn’t even like the idea. However, an incident at Tinder changed this. It was during this time that she experienced blatant sexual harassment and discrimination on the part of her co-founder. That is when she left the very successful company.

Whitney Wolfe was then inspired to start a dating site whose primary objective was female empowerment. Thus in 2014, she started Bumblebee, a dating app guided by this philosophy. Bumble fully allows both men and women users, but only allows the women to initiate conversations. While this might seem unfair, as Wolfe imagined, it did successfully and substantially reduce unwanted advances and unsolicited naked photos. Such things do crop up, however, but Bumble management blocks male users who show these signs of abusive behavior.

Bumble has since grown in enormous worldwide popularity, with a current worldwide base of 30 million users. It is currently estimated to be worth more than $1 billion. In addition, since its beginning, Bumble has expanded into social areas with friends and enabling connections with other professionals. These two other concentrations of Bumble are divided into Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. Whitney Wolfe is today so respected a businesswoman that this year Time named her in its list of 100 most influential people. Whitney Wolfe is only 28-years-old is a native of Salt Lake City and lives in Texas.

She is estimated to have a net worth of about $250 million. In addition, to her feminist goals, she is a committed supporter of Planned Parenthood.

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