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Multi-billionaires by 30 — the rise and rise of the Collison Brothers

Six years ago Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison were sharing a pokey flat. Last week, their company Stripe was valued at $95 billion

Online sales is big business; in 2020 alone, US e-commerce grew by 44 percent, accounting for 21.3 percent of total American retail sales for the period.

In other words, there’s a lot of money in money.

It’s something Patrick and John Collison (32 and 30) know well. The Irish entrepreneurs founded Stripe in 2010 after receiving $2 million worth of investment from some of the biggest names in tech.

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