Whitney Wolfe, the founder, and CEO of Bumble brought the entire dating world to a standstill when she got married in a lovely, simple wedding a couple of years back. If you are wondering Whitney Wolfe’s wedding was such a big deal, here is a couple of scintillating facts about her.
Born in Salt Lake City in Utah, Whitney Wolfe showed an interest in computers, which was an entirely different career path from her father who was a property developer. But despite that, she attended Southern Methodist University in pursuit of an international studies degree. By the time she was 19, Whitney Wolfe was already deep into entrepreneurship and even donated money to the areas affected by the BP oil spill.
She raised the money through the sales of bamboo tote bags after partnering with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist, under the “Help Us Project.” But that was just but the beginning of her success in entrepreneurship. She then went ahead and joined forces with Andrey Andreev and came up with Bumble.
Bumble became an instant hit because it gave women more control and say in what they want. As a result of that, it had reached over 15 million conversations and had almost 80 million matches recorded.
As a result of her ingenuity, persistence and hard work, Whitney Wolfe was named among the 30 most important women under 30 in tech in 2014 by business insider’s which isn’t a mean feat. And even though you might not have heard of Whitney Wolfe, you have undoubtedly heard of Bumble. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Whitney Wolfe was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 sometime in 2017.
Why was such an impressive accolade bestowed on her? Because she founded a company that is valued at $500 million, that’s why. So, why was her wedding such a big deal? Well, for a person who has dedicated her life to making sure that everyone finds their soulmates, it only fitting that she also had a happy ending – which she did.
Whitney wolfed married Michael herd, a Texas oil heir at the Villa Tre Ville Positano which is situated at the breathtakingly beautiful Amalfi Coast. Even though the wedding was carried out privately, with only close friends and family in attendance, the guests just couldn’t keep quiet about it and thanks to Instagram, the entire world came to know all about it.