Whitney Wolfe Herd has been named on the Forbes List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women 2019.
The Bumble CEO was ranked at number 72, with an estimated net worth of $290 million. It is her first appearance on the list, which was increased from 60 to 80 names after 2018.
She just missed last year, but was named as a member of the same magazine’s 30 under 30, where she was valued at $230 million.
Serena Williams made history by being the first professional athlete to be included, aided by the launch of her own fashion line and investment platform Serena Ventures. Her net worth of $225 million was enough to sneak onto the list in 80th position.
The tennis superstar made the front cover of the special edition magazine, and also conducted an in-depth feature interview where she discussed the importance of being in the infrastructure of a company, rather than just being a brand ambassador.
Bumble added Williams as a partner at the beginning of 2019, which kicked off with the social app’s first ever Super Bowl commercial encouraging women to make the first move in every aspect of their lives.
Serena Ventures then supported the Bumble Fund by helping to invest in two female-led companies that were working to create products for women.
Diane Hendricks, co-founder of roofing contractor ABC Supply, topped the list for the second year running with a net worth of $7 billion.
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