Whitney Wolfe Herd just became the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire with her Bumble dating app’s initial public offering — and she did it after ending some awkward relationships.
The 31-year-old chief executive founded Bumble as a female-focused app in 2014 after leaving Tinder, where she had sued her fellow co-founders for sexual harassment and discrimination. After a romance gone sour, Wolfe Herd alleged that co-founder Justin Mateen repeatedly called her a “whore.”
Ex-Tinder CEO Sean Rad likewise subjected Wolfe Herd to “a barrage of horrendously sexist, racist, and otherwise inappropriate comments, emails and text messages,” according to Wolfe’s explosive complaint.
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