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PayPal credits man’s account with $92 quadrillion

An American briefly became the world’s richest man when PayPal credited him with $92 quadrillion (£60 quadrillion).

The online money-transfer firm mistakenly credited the account of Chris Reynolds, 56, of Pennsylvania, with $92,233,720,368,547,800, before quickly correcting its error.

Mr Reynolds told the press he did not notice the slip until he opened his monthly statement.

PayPal has offered to make amends by donating a sum of money to a charity of Mr Reynold’s choice.

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