We’ve heard of various banking errors that have resulted in either the greatest deposits of all time or some of the worst deficits of all time, but one e-commerce company beats them all.
Chris Reynolds was the richest man in the world on Saturday for an entire two minutes. Reynolds checked his PayPal balance, and immediately took a screenshot of his balance to make sure he would have proof that he was indeed a QUADRILLIONAIRE! He contacted the Los Angeles Times with the news of his balance on Wednesday.
“Upon opening his statement, Reynolds saw an incredible figure next to the balance line:
“I was skeptical,” Reynolds said. “And my skepticism was validated within two minutes.”
When he logged into his PayPal account, he saw his balance was $0.”
For Reynolds inconvenience, PayPal offered to donate an undisclosed sum to charity which Reynolds says was a sum “many digits short” of the $92 quadrillion, but it was still “a meaningful donation.”
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