PayPal Accidentally Credits Man $92 Quadrillion

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Chris Reynolds' PayPal account was erroneously credited $92,233,720,368,547,800.
Chris Reynolds’ PayPal account was erroneously credited $92,233,720,368,547,800.

 

New York (CNN) — 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).

Money that would make Reynolds — who also sells auto parts on eBay in his spare time — the richest man in the world by a long shot.

Rich, as in more than a million times richer than Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim. And he’s worth $67 billion.

Oh, if only.

“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.

So what would the would-be quadrillionaire have done with all that cash?

“I probably would have paid down the national debt,” he said.

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