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(Bloomberg) -- John and Patrick Collison sold their first company for $5 million when they were still teenagers. A decade or so later, the second business they founded is now worth $95 billion, making it the most valuable U.S. startup.The latest valuation for Stripe Inc., their online payments processing firm, gives John, 30, and Patrick, 32, a net worth of about $11.5 billion each, putting the two brothers among the richest self-made millennial billionaires in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.The valuation figure is at the top of the range Bloomberg News reported in November, when Stripe was in talks with investors. At the time, discussions were for a value of more than $70 billion with the possibility of pushing it as high as $100 billion.Its current valuation puts it ahead of billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Instacart Inc., according to CBInsights data, and surpasses the market value of publicly traded rivals including Adyen NV, Global Payments Inc. and Fiserv Inc.The Irish brothers founded Stripe in 2010 after dropping out of college in the U.S. They were previously worth $4.3 billion, according to the wealth index.Snap Inc. founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, as well as China’s Wang Ning are the only other self-made billionaires under the age of 35 among the world’s 500 richest, while U.K. aristocrat Hugh Grosvenor and Walmart Inc. heir Lukas Walton hold the sole inherited fortunes in the group.Stripe, which sells software allowing businesses to accept online payments, has been a beneficiary of the e-commerce boom accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. The company plans to invest in its European operations, in particular its headquarters in Dublin, to support surging demand and expand its global payments and treasury network, the company said Sunday in a statement.The firm also has a headquarters in San Francisco, according to its website, and counts Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management & Research and Sequoia Capital among its investors.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- Klarna AB Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Siemiatkowski took a swipe at executives and others who publicly encourage people to buy Bitcoin, warning it was a major risk for consumers around the world.“Whatever you think about Bitcoins, what cannot continue is advertising this as a financial investment product with no protection,” the CEO of the Swedish payment provider said on a virtual panel hosted by German news outlets Thursday.Without naming specific executives, Siemiatkowski said that if he encouraged the public on Twitter to invest in a specific stock, such as Adyen NV, “I would be put in jail for breaching laws around how you promote investments.” Pieter van der Does, CEO of Adyen, was also on the virtual panel but didn’t comment on this point.“That has to stop, that is a major risk right now blowing up for consumers all over the world,” the Klarna CEO said. “Politicians have to act on that now.”Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy Inc. and a Bitcoin proselytizer, said this week at his company’s World Now global conference that he sees an “avalanche” of companies moving their cash into Bitcoin over the next 12 months.Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk also this week sent ripples through the price of Bitcoin, following comments he made on social audio app Clubhouse and in his Twitter Inc. profile. Both he and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have included “#bitcoin” in their profiles on the service, although Musk has since removed that reference.After the Tesla chief said “Bitcoin is a good thing” and that he’s “late to the party,” the digital coin spiked to almost $34,500 on Monday before easing back. It surged as much as 16% on Jan. 29 after Musk changed his Twitter profile to include a reference to the cryptocurrency. Musk has also taken to his Twitter profile to promote the joke cryptocurrency Dogecoin, whose logo is a Shiba Inu.Klarna, meanwhile, is set to face increasing regulation itself. On Tuesday, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority said it would start regulating the interest-free buy-now pay-later sector, which includes Klarna.(Updated with context.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.