Did you hear about the new addition to the billionaire’s club? Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe saw her net worth launch into ten-digit territory, courtesy of her company’s IPO that went very well.
It doesn’t sound like she’s going to let her fame and wealth go to her head however. And internal Slack message she sent to her staff was seen by Page Six of the New York Post, and in it Wolfe told her staff to stay “humble, kind and collaborative.”
She also told them to focus on their job, not how much their stock options might be worth. “Don’t watch the stock, watch customer feedback and growth,” the message said. “Pay attention to success stories and customer complaints… We are not perfect but every single day is an opportunity for us to improve. Let’s remain humble, kind and collaborative. Tomorrow’s success isn’t promised, and it is our character and values that will hold us together through the ups and downs ahead.”
It’s incredibly impressive what Wolfe has accomplished. She’s the youngest CEO to ever take her company public, and her company is now valued at 48.7 billion after it hit the stock market last week. The stock is sitting at over $70 per share.
Bumble is one of those company’s to have thrived in the pandemic. It is a dating app, but unlike almost every other, this one puts women in control by allowing them to make the first move.