A Pennsylvania man was briefly made the richest man in the world after Paypal erroneously deposited over $92 QUADRILLION in his bank account.
Chris Reynolds, a PR executive, opened his account statement email back in June this year and he found to his astonishment the incredible sum of $92,233,720,368,547,800 deposited in his account – making him the world’s only quadrillionaire and more than a million times richer than the current richest man in the world, Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim.
‘It’s a curious thing; I don’t know maybe someone was having fun,’ Reynolds said, adding that he ‘probably would have paid down the national debt’ and buy the Pennsylvania Philies baseball team if the money were genuine.
Paypal has since withdrawn the money and paid Reynolds a compensation fee. ‘This is obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr Reynolds understood that this was the case,’ it said in a statement.