Whitney Wolfe Herd 9th in Fortune’s 40 Under 40


Bumble CEO and Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd has debuted on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 – a ranking of the most influential young people in business.

The profile reads: “The woman-first swipe app has acquired some 34 million registered users and an estimated $100 million in revenue since its 2014 launch, turning Wolfe Herd into a feminist business icon.”

She places above New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, age 37, and IAC CEO Joey Levin, age 38.

Kevin Systrom, Co-founder and CEO of Instagram, was placed in 1st alongside Mark Zuckerberg.

The founders of Lyft, CFO of General Motors, Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb and Co-founder and CEO of Dropbox also appear in the top 10.

Wolfe Herd recently spoke to Women’s Health on how she turns “negatives into motivation”, offering business and life advice to the magazine’s readership.

She encourages women to question themselves and keep growing, to look after themselves and to be excited for the future.

She says: “The future for women in business? Transparency and an unwillingness to accept anything but equality. Women and men are no longer accepting the antiquated approach to gender norms.

“It’s going to pave the way for the next generations of women in business to have more than just a seat at the table but any seat they want.”

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Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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