Who win their right mind would have thought at the dawning of the information age that people would be sending and receiving real money with a click of the mouse? Okay, two people did — Peter Thiel and Max Levchin. Those guys saw the future and founded Paypal in 1998, revolutionizing the way people interact with money in these digital times. Now, Paypal is the preferred way to send money, get paid or pay for stuff online — all in over 100 currencies and in 203 different countries. Last year alone, they processed four billion payments for 169 million active users. Whether it's for launching a new store or just sending Uncle Joe some moolah, Paypal's got it covered.