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John Collison

Cofounder, Stripe
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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: San Francisco, California
Country: Ireland
BirthDay: 6 August 1990
Sigh: Virgo
Education: Drop Out, Harvard University
BIOGRAPHY

John Collison was bornon 6 August 1990 in San Francisco, California, Ireland, is Cofounder, Stripe. John Collison is #1975 in List Billionaires People In The World. John Collison is cofounder and president of Stripe, the company that lets businesses and individuals easily accept payments over the internet. His 550-person startup processes billions of dollars in transactions per year in 25 different countries. In November 2016 Stripe closed a $150 million funding round that valued the business at $9.2 billion. The transaction turned Collison into the world's youngest self-made billionaire. He and his brother Patrick hatched the idea for Stripe during a vacation to South Africa while John was still an undergrad studying physics at Harvard; the pair launched the company in 2010. Despite their young age, this isn't the brothers' first success. They previously founded Auctomatic, which helped manage transactions for sellers on sites like Amazon and eBay. They sold the business to Live Current Media for $5 million in 2008, becoming teenage millionaires. Collison was born and raised in the countryside near Limerick, Ireland, where his parents ran a lakeside hotel. He and Patrick took up coding as kids, competing against each other to master the craft.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2017

$1.1 Billion

2018

$1 Billion

TIMELINE
2016

In November 2016, the Collison brothers became the world's youngest self-made billionaires, worth at least $1

2010

In 2010, Collison co-founded Stripe, which received backing from Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Max Levchin, and Sequoia Capital

2009

He continued to study at Harvard University, commencing his studies in September 2009

2008

Auctomatic was acquired for $5 million in March 2008, when Collison was 17

2007

In 2007, Collison founded "Shuppa" with his older brother Patrick in Limerick, Ireland

1990

John Collison (born 1990) is an Irish entrepreneur

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