A man in America became the richest person in the world for just a couple of minutes with an impressive $92 quadrillion to his name!
Read on for the full story…
All of us dream about being the richest person in the world from time to time.
It’s only natural!
However, have you ever thought about what would happen if that dream came true?
Well, for one man in Delaware County, that’s exactly what happened!
Chris Reynolds briefly became the world’s richest person back in 2013.
Scroll on to find out why!
In the month of July, Reynolds opened up his PayPal account to discover the balance was way higher than normal.
His account was showing a balance of $92,233,720,368,547,800!
This made the fifty-six-year-old over a million times richer than the next richest person.
At the time, the world’s richest person was Carlos Slim, a Mexican businessman who was worth $67 billion.
Reynolds was even the only quadrillionaire on the planet!
As per UNILAD, Reynolds said: “It’s a curious thing. I don’t know, maybe someone was having fun.”
However, when he logged back in 2 minutes later, his balance was showing $0.
PayPal had quickly realized their mistake and apologized for the so-called inconvenience.
He said that prior to the accident, the most that he had ever had in his PayPal account was around $1,000 thanks to his sales of vintage car tyres on eBay.
When asked what he would have done if he could have kept the money, Reynolds told CNN: “I probably would have paid down the national debt.”
In response to the whole debacle, PayPal said: “This is obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Reynolds understood this was the case.”
However, they did give Reynolds a very kind suggestion…
They offered to donate an unspecified sum to a charity of Reynolds’ choice.
What a kind resolution to the story!
What do you think about this whole crazy situation?