PayPal Accidentally Credits Man 92 Quadrillion Dollars
Most is us, at one time or another, have gotten a bill or bank statement that was a few dollars off. But never, ever, anything like Chris Reynolds! When the 56 year old Pennsylvania man opened his most recent bill from PayPal, he saw he’d been credited with…ready? $92,233,720,368,547,800. That’s more than 92 quadrillion dollars!
If that money were real, it would make Reynolds, who also sells auto parts on eBay in his spare time, the richest man in the world by far.
‘At first I was scared because I thought it said I owed’, said Reynolds. ‘But, then I looked closer and didn’t feel so bad. I knew it had to be a mistake.’
So he logged online and saw his PayPal account balance was $0, the correct amount.
PayPal quickly admitted the error and offered make a donation to a charity of Reynolds choosing. ‘This is obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Reynolds understood this was the case,’ said PayPal in a statement.
‘It’s too bad it’s not real,’ joked Reynolds, ‘I would have paid off the national debt.’