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PayPal accidentally credits man $92 quadrillion

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  1. jairathnem

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    NEW YORK: Oops! PayPal, the online money-transfer company, has accidentally credited a man in Delaware a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800, making him by far the richest man in the world.

    Chris Reynolds, 56, said he was shocked when he received his monthly statement via e-mail fromPayPal last week, with an ending balance of $92 quadrillion, over a million times richer than the world's richest man, Carlos Slim.

    The fortune of Slim, a Mexican telecommunications mogul, would pale in comparison at a mere $73 billion.

    "I'm just feeling like a million bucks," Reynolds was quoted as saying by the Philadelphia Daily News. "At first I thought that I owed quadrillions. It was quite a big surprise."

    Reynolds said he has been a PayPal customer for about 10 years and uses it to buy and sell items on eBay, including vintage car parts. He said he usually spends no more than $100 a month using PayPal.

    After absorbing the initial shock, Reynolds logged on to PayPal's site and saw that his balance was listed there as $0.

    If the prodigious account credit were true, Reynolds ? who with his wife owns Reynolds Ink, a public-relations firm ? said he would pay down debts with the money.

    "I'm a very responsible guy," he said. "I would pay the national debt down first."

    PayPal has 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," CNN quoted PayPal as saying in a statement.


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    "I'm a very responsible guy," he said. "I would pay the national debt down first."

    Really made my day! :D haha
     
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    I doubt if Paypal had the 92 quadrillion to cover a withdrawal.
     
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    If it were an Indian Paypal account, it would have been autowithdrawn the next day (Paypal policies)

    Imagine, one day before you are struggling to make a dollar
    next day you are the richest guy on earth :D
     
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    really?take it easy,can he withdraw?
     
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    "How I made $92,233,720,368,547,800 with a Simple Trick"




    Lucky guy!
     
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    Ahaa, now that's what happened to all our monkeys...

    That many unreal monkeys are in those real monkeys' hands???!!! == $92,233,720,368,547,800 = $92+ quadrillion!!!

    Anyone needs more smelling salt?

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