Whitney Wolfe From Dating To Entertainment

Perhaps the best financial decision Whitney Wolfe Herd, the found of the dating app Bumble, ever made was, in fact, finding the popular dating app. It is estimated that Bumble is worth roughly $1 billion and has made Whitney Wolf Herd a millionaire at just 29-years old. However, her path to success has been far from easy.

Before creating Bumble, Whitney Wolfe Herd, was one of the co-founders of Tinder. However, after being sexually harassed she decided to leave the company, for which she was highly ridiculed for. It was at this point that Whitney wanted nothing to do with dating apps, and instead planned to start a social media site dedicated to women. However, after having a difficult time finding an investor to create and market the app, she came up with the idea for Bumble. She pitched her idea to Andrey Andreev, a Russian billionaire, who was willing to lend his support with an initial investment of $10 million, which left Whitney owning just 20% of the company; however, for here it was worth it and, with that, Bumble was created in 2014.

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Since then the app has continued to thrive. Over 100,000 downloads of the app were made within the first 4 months. Now, just four years late, the app has 35 million users and is widely considered the fastest growing dating app on the market.

Recently, Whitney Wolfe Herd saw more success when she became the first woman to join the board of directors at Imagine Entertainment. Tom Freston, Michael Lynton, Jeff Sagansky, and Richard Rosenblatt, the current board directors, are excited about the addition of Whitney Wolfe to the team. Imagine Entertainment believes that Whitney Wolfe Herd will bring new innovative ideas to the table while still understanding that human connection is a top priority.

While Whitney Wolfe Herd is dedicated to the success and continued growth of Bumble, she is honored and thrilled at the opportunity she has to be joining Imagine Entertainment, especially as the first woman on the board of directors. She finds the company to be inspirational and unrivaled within the industry. She is excited to bring her insights to the table about how people will be not only entertained, but also feel empowered.

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