56-year-old Chris Reynolds received a seemingly routine email from PayPal saying his monthly balance was a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800. That’s over 92 quadrillion dollars. You may not have heard the word quadrillion before— that’s because it’s never had to be used. The world’s richest man, Carlos Slim, can boast a $73 billion dollar fortune, but that number seems like spare change compared to Chris’ riches. His overnight 92 quadrillion is 1300 times greater than the GDP of the entire world.
The massive amount was obviously a mistake. By the time Reynolds logged into his PayPal, his balance was already down to zero.
Easy come, easy go, right?