The First Quadrillionaire? Paypal Accidentally Gives Man $92 Quadrillion 8 years ago

The First Quadrillionaire? Paypal Accidentally Gives Man $92 Quadrillion

For just a few glorious minutes an American man was the first ever quadrillionaire. That is if you were taking his Paypal balance into account...

Chris Reynolds, 56, from Pennsylvania discovered that he had been given $92 quadrillion when he opened his monthly statement from the company - $92,233,720,368,547,800 to be exact.

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"At first I thought that I owed quadrillions. It was quite a big surprise" Reynolds told the DailyNews.

Sadly Paypal quickly noticed their mistake and the dosh was taken away as quickly as it arrived.

Image: Chris Reynolds, sadly now without his quadrillions...

"This was obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr Reynolds understands this was the case," PayPal said in a statement to the BBC.

They also said that would make a donation to a charity of Reynold’s choosing.

When asked what Reynolds would have spent his money on he said; "I'm a very responsible guy. I would pay the national debt down first. Then I would buy the Phillies, if I could get a great price."

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Image via Philly.com