When Chris Reynolds opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off. The Pennsylvania PR executive’s account balance had swelled to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800.
That’s $92 QUADRILLION (and change).
This man sells car parts on Ebay and that’s how he makes his living in general. This BIG mistake made him the richest man in the world by a long shot! For example, the Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim would me a million times less rich with his $67 billion.
“It’s a curious thing. I don’t know, maybe someone was having fun,” Reynolds said.
So he logged online, and reality bit back. His account balance read $0. The correct amount.
PayPal admitted the error and offered to donate an unspecified amount of money to a cause of Reynolds’ choice.
“This is obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Reynolds understood this was the case,” PayPal said in a statement.
Before this incident, the most Reynolds ever made on PayPal was “a little over $1,000” selling a set of vintage BMW tires on eBay.
When Asked what would he do if the money was his Mr. Renolds said :
“I probably would have paid down the national debt,” he said.