People always talk about being millionaires, but what would you do if you became the world's first quadrillionaire? A Pennsylvania man by the name of Chris Reynolds was recently given $92,233,720,368,547,800 by PayPal, albeit accidentally (too bad). When Reynolds opened his monthly PayPal statement, he found more in his account than he expected, though he admits to thinking he owed quadrillions at first.
“Well, initially I was a little jolted because I saw a negative number in front of a lot of digits and I just decided to have a little fun with it,” Reynolds, who uploaded the picture of the statement on Facebook, told ABC News.
Unfortunately, Reynolds never got to keep his new-found riches, as PayPal immediately removed the lump sum from his account once they realized what had happened. The online money-transfer company did apologize to Reynolds and offered to make a donation to any charity Reynolds wanted. "This was obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Reynolds understands this was the case," PayPal said in a statement.
When asked what he would have done with the money, if given the chance, he told Philly Daily News he would "pay the national debt down first" and then "buy the Phillies" if he could "get a great price." What a guy.
What would you do if you had that kind of money to burn?