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?
Answer: Bumble, the online dating app
- What does it take for someone to become a CEO of a billion-dollar company? What characteristics do think describe Whitney Wolfe Herd?
- 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?
- Have you ever had a "billion-dollar idea"? What is it and how could you pursue it with an entrepreneur's mindset?
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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