Whitney Wolfe is the CEO and Founder of Bumble. Bumble is a dating app that allows women to make the first move and challenges traditional dating norms. Whitney Wolfe was a member of the team that built Tinder. The company that is now her main competitor. After leaving Tinder, Whitney Wolfe set out to create a social space for women to communicate. That idea transformed into Bumble. The app that brought over two hundred and thirty million dollars worth of personal wealth to Whitney Wolfe and the app has an overall value of more than one billion dollars according to Forbes. After four years of constant growth and wealth accumulation, Bumble now has multiple sister-apps. BFF is a Bumble-based app that helps women meet friends instead of dates and Bizz is a Bumble-based app that helps women network and find jobs or advice for their job hunt and career. Read more about Whitney Wolfe at Wikipedia
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Whitney has spent a lot of time and effort helping other women to find love with her apps. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Bumble CEO is now married herself. Her husband wasn’t found on Bumble or another dating site, though. Whitney Wolfe met her husband on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado in 2013. True to her business model, Whitney made the first move once they were introduced. She decided to ski right up to her future husband and ask him why he wasn’t skiing. When he said that he didn’t know how to, Whitney took the reigns and got him to let her teach him to ski. That decision would eventually lead to their loving marriage.
In recent news, Whitney Wolfe is now a member of the board of directors for Imagine Entertainment. The business move was made due to Whitney’s success, not only in creating a successful app, but for her devotion to the empowerment of women and to leveling the playing field for women in dating.