Everyone approaches feminism in their own way and Whitney Wolfe has managed to make a difference for the 40 million users of her networking app Bumble. Founded in 2014 as a dating app using the swipe formula, it was created to give women the power to make their own dating decisions when it comes to who can communicate with them.
In traditional dating apps, men are usually the ones who decide to make the first move and the conversations can be quite uncomfortable for the women they are interested in. Bumble works to take this out of the picture and creates a kinder kind of dating app.
While many still see Bumble as just a dating app, it’s quickly grown to be much more than that and can now help women with everything from finding a friend to finding a job. The world can be hostile towards women in many ways and this includes dating so Whitney Wolfe is doing everything she can to empower them. The empowerment aspect of Bumble even extends to their employees who for the majority are women when it comes to the higher positions in their company.
What started out as a company founded in the home of one of the team’s parents has grown to be valued at around $1 billion. This considerable value has left Whitney Wolfe with a sizable fortune of at least $230 million and rising. Soon Forbes predicts that she will be included on their list of the richest self-made women in the United States. At only 29 years old, this is an impressive feat for anyone.
Before founding Bumble, Whitney Wolfe had co-founded the popular dating app Tinder. While her hard work led to its success, she eventually made the decision to leave based on the treatment that she received from the company’s other co-founder. Justin Mateen not only co-founded Tinder but also dated Wolfe for a period of time and allegedly sexually harassed her after their break up. This harassment affected her life at Tinder and she took a settlement for approximately $1 million and he was suspended for his actions.
People from various parts of the world often move to the United States to look for better lives. Most of them accomplish their goals and often have a success story. One of these individuals is Malini Saba whose hometown is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When she first left home, Saba moved to Australia where she stayed for a few years before moving to the U.S at the age of 19 years. During that time, Malini only had 200 dollars and was accompanied by her former husband who was going to study at the Standford University. Her husband rented a low-cost apartment that was close to the university, and they both lived there. Saba wanted to attend the institution so that she could also gain more knowledge, but she wasn’t able to enroll since her husband was studying there. She, therefore, went to another college where she gained expertise in finance and investment.
After Malini had completed her education in college, she started looking for more skills and experience in the sector. She consulted experts who had been in the industry for a long time and also went to gigs that hosted investment bankers to mingle with them. After a while, Saba felt like she had gathered adequate information and opened her enterprises using the savings that she has made in the U.S.
Malini came from a middle-income background, but she is now one of the richest businesswomen. Her enterprises have grown, and they earn her high returns. She started an investment firm, Saban, and it is currently involved in a couple of businesses. The company has a capitalized in technology, energy, and real estate sectors in the United States, China, and Australia respectively. Besides its investments, Saba has her personal shares in companies such as PayPal, Netscreen Technologies, Sycamore Networks, and Silicon Valley.
Malini Saba is also appreciated for her active participation in philanthropy. She has been offering donations to empower women who come from destitute backgrounds through her foundation, which in known as the Stree: Global Investments in Women. She established the organization in 2001. Many women have benefited from it since it has transformed them to be significant figures in the society and role models to other people. Saba also sponsored the construction of a medical facility by donating $1 million dollars, and she promised a $10 million contribution to assist individuals who are affected by tsunamis in various regions of the world.