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Meet John Collison, Stripe founder and world's youngest billionaire

John Collison  is an Irish entrepreneur. He is best known for having co-founded Stripe with his brother, Patrick. The brothers are worth at least $2.1 billion each, after San Francisco-based Stripe raised $150 million from CapitalG, an investment division of Google parent company Alphabet, and General Catalyst Partners.In 2007, Collison founded “Shuppa” with his older brother Patrick in Limerick, Ireland. The company later merged with Automatic, which was funded by Y Combinator, and Collison moved to Silicon Valley.Automatic was a software company that built tools for the eBay platform.The company was also funded by Chris Sacca. Auctomatic was acquired for $5 million in March 2008, when Collison was 17.In 2009, Collison (having returned to finish secondary school at Castletroy College) received 8 A1 and 2 A2 grades in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. He continued to study at Harvard University, commencing his studies in September 2009. Collison is a pilot and a pianist. In 2010, Collison co-founded Stripe, which received backing from Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and Sequoia Capital.
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