Whitney Wolfe Herd Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Salary, Net Worth

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Whitney Wolfe Herd Biography

Whitney Wolfe Herd was born on July 5, 1989, in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. She is an American entrepreneur. She is the creator and CEO of the 2014-launched, publicly traded Bumble, Inc. online dating service. She was the company’s former Vice President of Marketing and a co-founder of Tinder.

Herd was recognized as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017 and 2018 as well as the Time 100 List in 2018. When Herd took Bumble public in February 2021, she broke the record for the youngest female self-made millionaire in the world. At age 31, she is the earliest woman in the US to have taken a company public.

She launched company selling bamboo tote bags while still in college and at the age of 20 to raise money for the BP oil spill-affected areas.

Wolfe Herd established the nonprofit organization known as the “Help Us Project” in collaboration with famous hairstylist Patrick Aufdenkamp. After celebrities like Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe were pictured carrying the bags, the bags attracted widespread media attention.

Soon after, she and Aufdenkamp launched “Tender Heart,” clothing company meant to promote fair trade and raise awareness of human trafficking. She worked with Orphanages in Southeast Asia after receiving her Degree. 

Whitney Wolfe Herd Age

On July 5, 1989, Whitney Wolfe Herd was born. She is 34 years old.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Height

Whitney Wolfe Her stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 5 inches in height.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Education

Whitney Wolfe Herd went to Judge Memorial Catholic High School. The family moved to Sabbatical in Paris France when she was in the sixth grade.

Wolfe Herd studied international studies and was a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority member at Southern Methodist University.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Family

Herde mother’s name is Kelly Wolfe and she was a Catholic. Her father’s name is Michael Wolfe and is a property developer.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Siblings

Herd has a sister whose name is Danielle Wolfe. It is not known whether he has a brother or not because the internet does not have such information.

Whitney Wolfe Herd’s Husband

On a skiing trip to Aspen in December 2013, Herde crossed paths with oil and gas heir Michael Herd. The couple wed in 2017. The couple announced the birth of their first child in December 2019.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Children

Herde has two chidren.Henry and Bobby. Bobby was born on December 2019.

Whitney Wolfe Herd’s Net worth

Herde net worth is approximately $1.5 billion.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Controversy

In 2014, she filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment against her ex-boyfriend and former boss. however, the dispute was later resolved.

Whitney Wolfe Herd Career

At the age of 22, Wolfe Herd joined the Sean Rad-led Cardify firm in 2012 through the Hatch Labs IAC incubator. Along with Rad and Chris Gulczynski, Wolfe Herd joined the MatchBox (previously Tinder) development team, albeit the project was later canceled.

Wolfe Herd was named vice president of marketing at Tinder. According to rumors, she was the one who came up with the name for the app, drawing inspiration from both the flame emblem and the concept of tinder, substance used to start fire that burns quickly. Additionally, she is credited with increasing its popularity and user base on college campuses.

Wolfe Herd quit Tinder in April 2014 as result of growing tensions with important business leaders. On June 30, she filed sexual harassment complaint against Tinder. In a September 2014 settlement, she reportedly earned shares and more than $1 million USD.

After experiencing online harassment, Wolfe Herd set out to create Merci, female-only social network centered around compliments. She didn’t want to get back into dating at first, but in the months that followed, she worked with Andrey Andreev, the creator of Badoo, to assemble team and develop new, female-friendly dating app. She wanted to call the program Moxie, but it was already in use.

In 2020, Bumble took over as the parent company of both Bumble and Badoo, replacing MagicLab. Globally, there are more than 100 million Bumble users as of 2020. Bumble reached valuation of $13 billion in February 2021 after listing shares on the Nasdaq market. She was carrying her 18-month-old son when she rang the Nasdaq bell.

After taking Bumble public in 2021, Wolfe Herd became the youngest self-made female millionaire in the world. Her estimated net worth according to Forbes is $1.5 billion.

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