The youngest self-made billionaire in the world has been confirmed to be John Collison. He is the co-founder and President of Stripe.

He founded the tech company along with his older brother Patrick Collison, Stripe's CEO, in 2010, when he was only 19.

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Now Collison, 27, can call himself the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, with a net worth totaling $1.1 billion after Stripe's $9 billion valuation in 2016.


The company was designed to transform the way websites accept online payments, and it's a favorite of huge companies like Lyft and Facebook.

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Though the siblings have struck Silicon Valley gold, they haven't forgotten their humble roots in small-town Ireland.

John Collison who is originally from Ireland went to the US to attend Harvard - until he dropped out to focus on Stripe in Silicon Valley.

Today, Collison enjoys flying planes, running, and hiking with members of the Stripe team.