Andrey Andreev debuts in the Forbes World’s Billionaires List this 12 months while the mastermind behind . [+] five successful apps that are dating.
Due to Badoo, Jude Edginton
Russian business owner Andrey Andreev can be as near to a modern-day cupid since it gets, but alternatively of shooting bows and arrows he’s using geolocation tools and facial recognition computer software.
He’s got helped build five successful online dating sites apps, including Badoo, the biggest such software in the planet, with 380 million user sign-ups and counting. His designers built and manage the infrastructure for Chappy, an app that is dating homosexual males, and Huggle, an application that matches people according to the places they frequent – in exchange for the cut of the apps‘ earnings. Badoo also offers a 79% stake in Bumble, America’s fastest-growing online dating software, which places the courtship in the hands of females, since just Bumble’s feminine users could make the very first connection with a date that is potential.
All this is sufficient to make Andreev, age 44, an area on the list of world’s richest for the time that is first. Forbes estimates their fortune at $1.5 billion.
For a person who built their profession around interactions and connections, Andreev kept an extremely profile that is low years and had been seldom discussed when you look at the press. Forbes Russia once called him “the most mystical businessman in the western.” But Andreev refutes that description.
“Any Russian who achieves any such thing outside of Russia, it is a huge deal,” he informs Forbes, calling from London, where he lives and works. (mehr …)