A New Quadrillionaire

Chris Reynolds received a shocking delivery from PayPal
Chris Reynolds received a shocking delivery from  PayPal

 

As a regular PayPal customer, Chris Reynolds  spends no more than $100 a month.

So when the 56-year-old checked his balance  with the online money-transfer company recently, it was something of a surprise  for him to be told he was a quadrillionaire – making him the world’s richest  man.

Mr Reynolds, from Delaware County, opened his  monthly-statement by email on Friday to discover that his balance was a whopping  $92,233,720,368,547,800.

Speaking to the Philadelphia Daily News, Mr Reynolds  said he was taken aback by the figure.

‘I’m just feeling like a million bucks’ he  said. ‘At first I thought that I owed quadrillions.’

Mr Reynolds, who owns PR company Reynolds  Ink, has been using PayPal for 10 years and uses it to buy and sell items on  eBay, including vintage car parts.

After overcoming his shock, he logged onto  the PayPal site and saw that his balance was listed as zero.

But this has not stopped him from imagining  what he would have done with the money.

Mr Reynolds, who owns a public-relations firm  with his wife, said he would have paid off the U.S debt.

As reported by Philly.com,  he said: ‘I’m a very responsible guy. I would pay the national debt down  first.’

He also said he would buy the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.

However, the apparent good wealth did leave  Mr Reynolds feeling somewhat charitable.

He donated $30 to the Democratic slate for  Delaware County Council shortly after opening the email.

A PayPal spokesman said the company does not  discuss customer-account information for privacy reasons.

Mr Reynolds opened his monthly statement from the online money-transfer company via email and saw that his ending balance was $92,233,720,368,547,800
Mr Reynolds opened his monthly statement from the online  money-transfer company via email and saw that his ending balance was  $92,233,720,368,547,800

 

Shock: When 56-year-old Chris Reynolds checked his balance with online money-transfer company PayPal recently, he was told he was a quadrillionaire
When 56-year-old Chris Reynolds checked his  balance with online money-transfer company PayPal recently, he was told he was a  quadrillionaire

Attribution: Anthony Bond , Mail Online