If I really had that sort of money, I would pay the national debt down first.”. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. A fresh take on sports: the biggest news and most entertaining lists. The mistake briefly made Mr Reynolds the world's richest man on paper and also the world's only quadrillionaire. He buys and sells vintage car parts on eBay. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Chris Reynolds briefly becomes world's richest person after PayPal, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Sadly, Chris’s dream of wealth soon evaporated. Chris Reynolds was a “quadrillionaire” for a short amount of time. Chris normally uses the … Chris, 56, a father-of-three from Delaware County, New York State, said: “I’m just feeling like a million bucks. A PayPal spokesman said that the company would not discuss individual customer accounts for reasons of privacy. The 56-year-old Pennsylvanian was credited for $92,233,720,368,547,800 by the online money-transfer firm. It was quite a big surprise.”. The most LOL-worthy things the Internet has to offer. But when he checked his latest email statement, he found he had become the world’s richest man – on paper. Chris Reynolds became the only quadrillionaire in the word after a Paypal malfunction, crediting him with $92 quadrillion. Public relations man Chris Reynolds became a quadrillionaire after a PayPal error left him with a 17-figure account balance. Mr Reynolds told the Philadelphia Daily News the statement made him feel "like a million bucks", adding, "At first I thought that I owed quadrillions. Sammy is a real estate tycoon but is also a fanatic of editorial production. He normally uses the online payments company for small transactions amounting to no more than £60-£70 a month. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. "At first I thought that I owed quadrillions. Chris Reynolds became the only quadrillionaire in the word after a Paypal malfunction, crediting h. A certain American guy briefly became 17-digits wealthier and became the richest man in the world! He also added that if he had that kind of wealth, he would use it to “pay the national debt down first.” He would also buy the Philadelphia Phillies, his favorite team in major league baseball. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The online money-transfer firm admitted that they credited Chris Reynolds, 56, of Pennsylvania, with $92,233,720,368,547,800 briefly before correcting their error. ", He also told the paper that being a "very responsible guy", the first thing he would do with the money would be "pay the national debt down first.". When he checked his balance online it was zero. 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