Once a victim of online harassment, Whitney Wolfe Herd is working to make the internet a kinder place for women with female-led dating app Bumble.
Before Bumble, Wolfe Herd cofounded rival dating app Tinder, but left the company two years later and filed a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit that was later settled.
Bumble confidentially filed for an IPO on Friday that could seek a valuation of up to $8 billion, Bloomberg reports.
Wolfe Herd has an estimated net worth of $575 million, is married to a Texas oil heir, and splits her time between two homes in Texas.
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Whitney Wolfe Herd is used to making bold moves. Perhaps that’s why on the dating app she cofounded, women make the first move in heterosexual relationships. And Wolfe Herd’s next move may be among her boldest — Bumble confidentially filed for an IPO on Friday. It’s seeking to go public in February, possibly around Valentine’s Day, and could seek a valuation of $6 billion to $8 billion, Bloomberg first reported.A representative for Wolfe Herd at Bumble did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on Wolfe Herd’s career, net worth, or personal life.Keep reading to learn more about Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd.