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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 01:44 PM Mar 2018

World's youngest billionaire warns on Trump [View all]

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Anti-immigration rhetoric coming from the White House is deterring software developers from going to the US.

That's according to the world's youngest self-made billionaire, 27-year-old Irishman John Collison.

Stripe, the company he founded with his brother Patrick, provides the payments plumbing for hundreds of thousands of online businesses.

Collison said that his fast-growing business had noticed the difficulty in luring top talent to Silicon Valley.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the Limerick man said he feared the same may prove true for the UK because of Brexit.

"People are less willing to move to the US," Collison said. "They don't even want to enter the visa process because of the perceived political climate here and how welcoming it is to immigrants and I think the perception (of the UK) will also make it harder to recruit in the UK"


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Brexit was the harbinger, saidsimplesimon Mar 2018 #1
+1 orangecrush Mar 2018 #4
Surprise, surprise! Didn't see that coming...... Heartstrings Mar 2018 #2
Amazing, isn't it? orangecrush Mar 2018 #3
Could you fix that link, please? RandomAccess Mar 2018 #5
Yes orangecrush Mar 2018 #6
Thanks very much RandomAccess Mar 2018 #8
But Hikaru no Go is an excellent series! Blue_Adept Mar 2018 #7
LMAO orangecrush Mar 2018 #9
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