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 Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: John Collison sets world record (VIDEO)

   San Francisco, CA, USA -- At just 26 years old, John Collison– the younger of the two brothers and Stripe 's president, is now the world's youngest self-made billionaire; he takes the position from Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel, also 26, as he is two months younger, according to the World Record Academy .

At just 26 years old, John Collison ? the younger of the two brothers and Stripe's president, is now the world's youngest self-made billionaire. He takes the position from Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel, also 26, as he is two months younger.
Photo: At just 26 years old, John Collison – the younger of the two brothers and Stripe's president, is now the world's youngest self-made billionaire. He takes the position from Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel, also 26, as he is two months younger. ( enlarge photo )

The Guinness World Records world record for the oldest living US dollar billionaire is John Simplot (USA, b.4 January 1909), who had a net worth valued at $3.2 billion (£1.6 billion) when listed on Forbes.com on 8 March 2007, aged 98 years 63 days. Mr Simplot of Boise, Idaho, USA, self-made his fortune in the agricultural business, most notably in potato products.

     Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the first dollar billionaire; it was set by John D Rockefeller (USA, 1839–1937). He made his fortune in the oil business and was worth an estimated $1.4 billion (£0.28 billion) at his death.


     28-year-old Patrick Collisonand his 26-year-old brother John Collisonare worth $1.46 billion a piece after their online payments company announced a new round of funding worth $12.3 billion.

Stripe , which is based in San Francisco operates in over 25 countries and allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet.

   At just 26 years old, John Collison– the younger of the two brothers and Stripe 's president, is now the world's youngest self-made billionaire.
    He takes the position from Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel, also 26, as he is two months younger.


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