Whitney Wolfe is an entrepreneur from America. She is a co-founder of ‘Tinder,’ a dating app. She is also the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of ‘Bumble’ which is also a dating app. She appeared in the TIME 100 list in April 2018. Keep reading to know about the net worth of Whitney Wolfe in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Whitney is the daughter of Michael Wolfe, who was a property developer and Kelly Wolfe who was a housewife. She was born in Salt Lake, Utah in 1989. She went to Judge Memorial Catholic High School for her early education. For her higher education, she attended a university by the name of Southern Methodist University for an international studies degree.
At the age of 19, Wolfe started a small business where she could sell bamboo tote bags. Her business benefited areas that had been affected by the BP oil spill. She later partnered with Patrick Aufdenkamp and they together launched ‘Help Us Project’ which was a non-profit organization.
Whitney was once in a romantic relationship with Justin Mateen who was her boss at Tinder. They later began having problems and it eventually prompted her to leave the company. On February 14, 2014, Whitney met Michael Herd in Colorado and they started dating. Herd proposed in 2016, and they finally tied the knot in September 2017.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
After graduating from college, Whitney joined a company by the name of ‘Hatch Labs,’ She did not stay in that company for long and she joined the Tinder dating app. She founded the company alongside Chris and Rad in 2012.
Wolfe was appointed the marketing vice president, and she was said to be the one behind the app’s name. she also contributed a lot in popularizing the app on college campuses, leading to a very large user base. She left the company in 2014 amid sexual harassment accusation by some company executive. She filed a lawsuit and got a $1 million in settlement plus the stock in the company.
After leaving Tinder, she was contacted by the founder of Badoo, Andrey Andreev about creating and partnering in a dating platform. She accepted the offer and then moved to Austin, Texas where she founded ‘Bumble’ in December 2014. After just one year, the app had over 80 million matches and more than 15 million unique conversations.
By April 2016, ‘Bumble’ was fourth on the most popular dating apps with ‘Tinder’ holding the first position. ‘Bumble’ was reported to ha amassed more than 22 million registered users as of November 2017. The company is estimated to be worth over $1.5 billion.
Following her amazing achievement in her career, Whitney was in 2014 named in the ‘Business Insider’s’ 30 most important women under 30. She also was named as one of Elle’s women in Tech in 2016. The Forbes named her in the ’30 Under 30 List’ in 2017 as well as in 2018, among others.
Net Worth & Earnings
The CEO is among the wealthiest women in America today. She has amassed wealth that is estimated to be valued at $250 million. Her fortune has come from her work as the co-founder and the vice president of Tinder, as well as her CEO post at ‘Bumble’. She has rightfully earned her riches and fame through hard work.
Whitney Wolfe is a go-getter. She is determined to reach the highest level in her career. She has upcoming projects, which we can be assured they will be a huge success as well. Everything she touches seems to prosper and we expect her to be on the very top very soon.