It’s not just Bumble that has made its founder rich. There are plenty of apps out there aiming to help users to find romance and turning a profit while doing so.
Founder: Whitney Wolfe Herd, 31
Wolfe Herd is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire off the back of the stock market flotation of Bumble, a dating app with a difference. Unlike Tinder, where Wolfe Herd was an executive until she left in 2014 after complaining about sexual harassment, Bumble, which sold a majority stake to the investment management company Blackstone in 2019 in a deal worth roughly $3 billion, puts the women in charge. While partners can match with each other happily, the woman has to make the first move to initiate conversation, a pattern