Forbes

WHITNEY WOLFE HERD

$1.3 billion • Dating app • U.S.

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Wolfe Herd, 31, took her woman-centric dating app, Bumble, public in February—becoming the world’s youngest self-made female billionair­e. The $582 million (revenue) company has 42 million customers in 150 countries. She cofounded dating app Tinder in 2012. That relationsh­ip turned sour, and she settled a sexual-harassment lawsuit with Tinder in 2014. Andrey Andreev, the Russian founder of dating site Badoo, offered Wolfe Herd a $10 million investment and Badoo’s infrastruc­ture, and the duo launched Bumble in 2014. In late 2019, Andreev sold his majority stake to investment firm Blackstone, four months after a Forbes investigat­ion revealed a toxic work culture at its London offices. Badoo denied the allegation­s.

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