Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Man becomes the richest in the world as Paypal mistakenly puts $92QUADRILLION in his bank account

Huge sum ... PayPal account showing $92quadrillion
Huge sum ... PayPal account showing $92quadrillion

A PR exec was made the richest man in the world when he had $92QUADRILLION deposited in his bank account.

The ridiculous sum of money was accidentally put in his account by website PayPal.

When Chris Reynolds opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off.

The Pennsylvania man's account balance had swelled to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800 (the equivalent to £92 thousand billion) - making him the world's only quadrillionaire.

The deposit momentarily made Reynolds more than a million times richer than Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim - who is worth $67billion.

PayPal unfortunately withdrew the money - but paid Reynolds a fee for his troubles.

Mr Reynolds said "It’s a curious thing; I don’t know maybe someone was having fun."

He continued that if the amount had been genuine he "probably would have paid down the national debt" and then bought the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.

PayPal admitted: "This is obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr Reynolds understood that this was the case."


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