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Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by kikio1992(m): 8:37am On Jan 10
Meet John Collison, who can today be referred to as the World's youngest self-made billionaire, after he dropped out from Havard to focus on his business.

When people look down on you, and think crazy of that bright idea you have got, just keep moving and don't lose hope. The story of this young man is sure to inspire you, and make you realise that you can make it in life regardless of your educational qualification.

John Collison, the cofounder and president of Stripe, is the world's youngest self-made billionaire at 27, and you can do the same, there is no limits to the heights we can attain in life.

John started Stripe, designed to transform the way people make online payments, with his older brother when he was just 19.

Originally from a small town in Ireland, he came to the US to attend Harvard until he dropped out to focus on Stripe in Silicon Valley, and now he has hit Silicon Gold.

John Collison has a net worth of $1.1 billion today, after Stripe's $9 billion valuation in the year 2016. Today, Collison enjoys flying planes, running, and hiking with members of the Stripe team.

http://leofirms.com/meet-john-collison-havard-dropout-worlds-youngest-self-made-billionaire/

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by eezeribe(m): 8:57am On Jan 10
It's the Self-made and successful entrepreneurs that inspire me,whether drop out or 'drop in'....
Not entertainers or sports men,who end up with nothing in the long run...

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by decatalyst(m): 9:08am On Jan 10
E be like say there is something about being 'a school drop out' in advance countries. In Africa, you automatically become a street urchin in most cases.

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by SenhorSean(m): 9:21am On Jan 10
To all my fellow self made dudes out there...giving up is not an option. Jah bless our hustle #2k18billionaire.

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by ayoncox: 10:02am On Jan 10
Evan Spiegel of Snapchat at 24 is the youngest not this guy...
I could have been one of them if I was over there. Nigeria not making things right for thinkers and innovators like me

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by amiibaby(f): 12:32pm On Jan 10
Okay

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by miteolu(m): 12:32pm On Jan 10
The guy is rich to have dropped out of Harvard because Harvard school is not beans

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by Tension532: 12:32pm On Jan 10
these type of stories dy make me hate sch

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by iamJ(m): 12:32pm On Jan 10
Science is the way, the future


We are the most important workforce in the world


We don't dream, we design dreams

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by michael142(m): 12:33pm On Jan 10
Na person born this one oh

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by jeeqaa7(m): 12:33pm On Jan 10
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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by jeeqaa7(m): 12:33pm On Jan 10
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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by tdayof(m): 12:33pm On Jan 10
Before you think of dropping out, remember he's an Harvard University drop out. The intellect is there.

All these guys that dropped out from Harvard, Stanford etc
are smart, they didn't need those schools, but that doesn't mean they didn't study. They managed to learn things by themselves at a faster pace than was offered to them an evidence of this is their admission into these Ivy League universities.

Moreover, your demographics is an issue. Alot of Nigerians will be more successful than they are if they reside in developed countries.

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by harrwix(m): 12:33pm On Jan 10
Let us not be misled. Yes, he was a drop out, but...

1. Dropping out from a school like Harvard implies that the guy was a genius in the making to even get admitted there at first

2. Being a entrepreneur in the USA implies being provided with the necessary ingredient for business survival like a structured market, power, transportation, energy and funding unlike our country

If only our government could be sincere enough to provide these needed factors.... Nigerians would be blazing the trail , but here we find ourselves.... catching cold at the sneeze of these western Giants.

#2019 is at the corner again
God help Nigeria and Nigerians

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by Btctrader: 12:34pm On Jan 10
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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by adeniyi55: 12:34pm On Jan 10
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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by kingsaif(m): 12:34pm On Jan 10
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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by Olalekank(m): 12:35pm On Jan 10
From comments, many are criticizing Nigerians and saying that we don't have the environment to become great like many of these young entrepreneurs in the US.

Go on Quora and you'd hear of how many startups in the US fail, we only get to see the successful ones! Dont forget also, it's not everyone who drop out thar succeed, it's a risk and some of them succeed.

The problem with the Nigerian youth is laziness, we might not have everything at our disposal but we are being mediocre just because we think we lack the various resources needed to run a startup.

The greatest thing you have is yourself and the greatest investment you can also make is in yourself!

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by agarawu23(m): 12:35pm On Jan 10
Cool
Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by mybestlove(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10
The same way Bill gate dropped out of Harvard and became a billionaire.

They are lucky it's not in Nigeria because I'm sure the system wouldn't permit them to succeed. Here is a horrible hell.

My lesson here is that education is no longer the key to success. Enter an enterprise if you no sabi book, don't force yourself to be a degree holder writing jamb at old age.

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by safarigirl(f): 12:36pm On Jan 10
tdayof:
Before you think of dropping out, remember he's an Harvard University drop out. The intellect is there.
imagine talk....so people that are not in Harvard have no intellect?

Please, mind what you say. That not everyone is privileged to attend Harvard, does not mean they do not have intellect. Sometimes, it just means they lack funds and opportunity.

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by Snow02(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10
decatalyst:
E be like say there is something about being 'a school drop out' in advance countries. In Africa, you automatically become a street urchin in most cases.
ah think se Na only me deh notice am almost every millionaire /billionaire in the US dropped outta school following their dreams and they succeeded

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by MasterRahl(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10
A dropout from Harvard and not from UI or UNILAG et Al.

I'm not saying our universities are bad. Far from it. All I'm saying is... your foundation and the idea itself matters .

Here in Nigeria, once our youths dropout, they head to the nearest studio to churn out wack!

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by ifyonuoha(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10
this boy, bill gate, Zuckerberg, and other havard drop out must have been financially able to fund their businesses. cos for someone to get havard, attend it and drop is, is rich...Their tuition fee for a session is close to 16 million naira

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by buJu234: 12:36pm On Jan 10
dropping out of school!!!!!!!!!!!!

try it in Nigeria, and ur destiny is 95% doomed..

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by Stevengerd(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10
Science Is the way, you must be tech oriented... Follow your dreams and passion
Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by Snow02(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10
decatalyst:
E be like say there is something about being 'a school drop out' in advance countries. In Africa, you automatically become a street urchin in most cases.
ah think se Na only me deh notice am almost every millionaire /billionaire in the US dropped outta school following their dreams and they succeeded for naija name poverty go kill you and that your dream

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by SilverG33k: 12:37pm On Jan 10
Before you dropout like this guy, let me analyze something
1. You're probably droping out of a college or polytechnic - no offense to college and polytechnic students, he dropped out of Harvard!!
2. He has a dream before droping out, he didn't just drop out because he is tired of school or because his cgpa got injured
3. Starting a business over there is easier than our country, except you want to turn to a regular boring blogger
4. He is creative, creative thinkers, big picture thinkers, possibility thinkers are what makes up a successful entrepreneur
5. Another vital thing that can make you drop out is your talent
6. Big businesses require big capital, although you can start small but money will give your business a boost, going to a school like harvard means his parents are averagely rich

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by izzy4shizzy(m): 12:37pm On Jan 10
Today, Collison enjoys flying planes, running, and hiking with members of the Stripe team.

Spend your money with those who help you make it.. thumps up Guy

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by iamrealdeji(m): 12:38pm On Jan 10
far richer than E-money Hushpuppi,Davido,etc put together and he's dressed in a tweed jacket.
Oyinbos are way different from blacks in thinking.

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Re: Meet John Collison, Harvard Dropout And World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire by izzy4shizzy(m): 12:40pm On Jan 10
kikio1992:
Meet John Collison, who can today be referred to as the World's youngest self-made billionaire, after he dropped out from Havard to focus on his business.

When people look down on you, and think crazy of that bright idea you have got, just keep moving and don't lose hope. The story of this young man is sure to inspire you, and make you realise that you can make it in life regardless of your educational qualification.

John Collison, the cofounder and president of Stripe, is the world's youngest self-made billionaire at 27, and you can do the same, there is no limits to the heights we can attain in life.

John started Stripe, designed to transform the way people make online payments, with his older brother when he was just 19.

Originally from a small town in Ireland, he came to the US to attend Harvard until he dropped out to focus on Stripe in Silicon Valley, and now he has hit Silicon Gold.

John Collison has a net worth of $1.1 billion today, after Stripe's $9 billion valuation in the year 2016. Today, Collison enjoys flying planes, running, and hiking with members of the Stripe team.

http://leofirms.com/meet-john-collison-havard-dropout-worlds-youngest-self-made-billionaire/



The bolded part is my favouryt line...spend money with those who help you get it

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