How Would You Like to Discover More Money Than Is Possible in Your PayPal Account?
His name is Chris Reynolds and he lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and, like many in the digital age--myself included--he does a lot of online shopping.
Reynolds is a regular buyer and seller on eBay. Consequently, his PayPal account is seldom dormant. Well, recently, it was never more alive when Reynolds checked his monthly balance and discovered that he was sitting on $92 quadrillion. Specifically, the number was $92,233,720,368,547,800.
Now would be a good time to put that number into perspective. I did a little checking into various gross domestic products. The gross domestic product, as defined by investopedia.com, is "the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis. It includes all of private and public consumption, government outlays, investments and exports less imports that occur within a defined territory."
I Googled the GDP of the United States and the 2012 figure of $15.68 trillion is the most recent available. That number--all the money in the country--represents just over 1/100th of 1% of $92 quadrillion dollars. So I went a little further. I added the GDP's listed on the World GDP index and came up with around $70 trillion.
That means that Chris Reynolds discovered 1300 times more money in his PayPal account than exists on this planet. So I figure I'm going to this dude for a loan. So's Bill Gates and Oprah and Warren Buffett and T. Boone Pickens.
Actually, the balance was zero the next time he checked it. But for a while, Chris Reynolds was under the impression that he was in possession of more money than the world has to offer, and maybe has EVER had to offer.
A guy can dream, I guess.