by Bargis Tryhol on 17/07/13 at 8:24 pmOrlando, FL – (SatireWorld.com)
When SatireWorld editor Bargis Tryhol opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off. The jovial editor’s account balance had swelled to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800.
That’s $92 QUADRILLION (and change).
Money that would make Tryhol…who also sells his popular book on eBay in his spare time…the richest man in the world by a long shot.
Rich, as in more than a million times richer than Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim. And he’s worth $67 billion.
“Oh, if only,” says Tryhol as he placed postage on a shipment of books going to eBay customers.
“It’s a curious thing. I don’t know, maybe someone was having fun,” Tryhol said.
So he logged online, and reality bit back. His account balance read $0. The correct amount.
PayPal admitted the error and offered to donate an unspecified amount of money to a cause of Tryhol’s choice.
“This is obviously an error and we appreciate that Mr. Tryhol understood this was the case,” PayPal said in a statement.
Before this incident, the most Tryhol ever made on PayPal was “a little over $1,000” selling his book…‘Confessions by the Man With The World’s Largest Penis’.
So what would the would-be quadrillionaire have done with all that cash?
“I probably would have paid down the national debt,” he said.