The Global Heroes


16th April 2022 By The Global Heroes Global Heroes

At the age of 23 she founded Tinder but after 2 years she was forced to leave the company because she was a victim of sexual harassment. At 25 she rises and founds Bumble, a company valued at 14 billion

Whitney Wolfe Herd was born in 1989.

At 22, she met Sean Rad and started working with him and 3 other guys on Tinder.

It is Whitney who chose the name Tinder, which means "dry, flammable material". The name refers to the burst of a spark.

Tinder soon becomes a global hit.

Meanwhile, Whitney is dating Justin Mateen, one of the Co-Founders.

When they break up, he begins to threaten her, control her, insult her: Whitney is forced to leave.

In 2014 she sued the company for sexual harassment and began receiving death and rape threats on social media that caused her severe panic attacks, blocking her in the house.

Her reaction: sketching out a new business idea.

At the age of 25 she founded Bumble, a dating app where women make the first move.

In 2019 Bumble is the second most popular dating app in the USA.

A few weeks ago Bumble listed on the stock exchange: its valuation reached 14 billion.

Today Whitney is known as the youngest self-made woman in history to become a billionaire. #bumble Bumble

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