Question of the Day [Women's History Month]: Whitney Wolfe Herd became the youngest self-made woman billionaire when she took what company public in February 2021?

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Mar 14, 2021
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Question of the Day, Entrepreneurship
 

Answer: Bumble, the online dating app

Questions:

  1. What does it take for someone to become a CEO of a billion-dollar company? What characteristics do think describe Whitney Wolfe Herd?
  2. Whitney Wolfe Herd became a billionaire when her company, Bumble, "went public" in 2021. What does that mean and how does it change a company?
  3. Have you ever had a "billion-dollar idea"? What is it and how could you pursue it with an entrepreneur's mindset?

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Behind the numbers (Forbes):

"Whitney Wolfe Herd is cofounder and CEO of Bumble Inc., which operates two online dating apps: Bumble and Badoo. Wolfe Herd first founded Bumble, the dating app on which women make the first move, with Russian billionaire Andrey Andreev in 2014. She who owns an 11.6% stake in Bumble Inc., became the youngest self-made woman billionaire after it went public on February 11, 2021."


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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.