Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Whitney Wolfe was the daughter of a housewife and her father was a well-known property developer. She attended Southern Methodist Universtiy and majored in International Studies. By the age of 19, she became an entrepreneur and began selling bamboo bags to benefit the victims of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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At age 22, Whitney Wolfe began working at a tech company, now known as “Tinder” She’s believed to have named the app because of the tinder used in the fireplace at her father’s cabin. She later became Vice President of Tinder and then left in 2014. She then started her own dating app called Bumble. It’s a more efficient way for women to connect in the dating world with them being in control. In 2016, she introduced Bumble BFF, a form of Bumble that engages people to find and meet new friends or potential dating endeavors. Bumble Bizz launched in 2017 to give people genuine professional leads on a new job or business opportunity.
Also in 2017, Whitney Wolfe married her husband, Michael Herd, in Positano, Italy. They met while on a ski vacation for Christmas in Aspen. Mutual friends introduced them and they seemed to click. Michael didn’t know much about skiing and Whitney Wolfe was happy to educate him. Michael is in the oil-gas business in Texas and in 2015, they went to his ranch and he proposed during a sunset after horseback riding. They were so excited that they when on a vacation to Italy and that was where they decided to get married. A beautiful ceremony and lovely couple.
Whitney Wolfe has had a great deal of success. She was named the in the “Business Insiders” 30 Most Important Women under 30. She was also recognized as the Woman in Tech in Elle’s Magazine. She’s featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017 and 2018. She’s known as the most prominent woman in the Tech industry.
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