Patrick and John Collison

34 & 33 | Entrepreneurs | USA

Patrick and John Collison are the Irish brothers who co-founded Stripe, a leading online payment platform powering millions of businesses globally. They are also among the youngest self-made billionaires in history.

Patrick and John showed an early interest and talent in programming and entrepreneurship, launching their first startups while still in their teens. The brothers moved to the US to attend MIT and Harvard but soon dropped out to pursue their vision of simplifying online payments.

In 2010, they founded Stripe, a company offering a suite of APIs and tools to enable merchants and individuals accept payments over the internet. Stripe quickly gained traction among developers and investors, attracting funding from prominent figures such as Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Sequoia Capital. Today, Stripe is one of the most valuable private companies in Silicon Valley, serving startups to Fortune 500s across various industries and regions.

Besides their successful entrepreneurial pursuits, both Patrick and John are avid learners and explorers. They are also humble and generous, donating millions of dollars to various charities and foundations. The Collison brothers are role models to thousands of aspiring innovators and leaders worldwide.