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Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:45
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Jul 20, 2013

A public relations worker was “quite surprised” to find he was the richest person on the planet after PayPal mistakenly credited his account with over a thousand times the world’s GDP,

For the full report see here:

http://tinyurl.com/lvhejcu


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:45
Member (2009)
English to German
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Cool :) Jul 20, 2013

Tom in London wrote:

A public relations worker was “quite surprised” to find he was the richest person on the planet after PayPal mistakenly credited his account with over a thousand times the world’s GDP,

For the full report see here:

http://tinyurl.com/lvhejcu



Thank you, Tom, for this mid-day smile. Reading the article instantly reminded me of "Fiddler on the Roof". At least the man was unbelievably rich for a little while.icon_biggrin.gif


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 17:45
Member (2008)
French to English
Missed it again Jul 20, 2013

This always happens to someone else...

 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 03:15
English to Hindi
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I am am thinking of the paypal charges on this amount Jul 20, 2013

Paypal too would have made a killing in transferring this amount in terms of its fee of 2-3 % of the total amount plus the money made in currency conversion.

Paypal too would have become quite rich!


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:45
Member (2008)
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
At 5% p.a. interest, even if only for one day, he would have earned... Jul 20, 2013

$12,634,756,214,869.56

 

Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:45
Spanish to English
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sheesh... Jul 20, 2013

Tom in London wrote:

$12,634,756,214,869.56


A job where I make $526,448,175,619.56 an hour... Good luck with translation guys, I'm gonna dedicate myself to whatever this guy's doing.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:45
Member (2009)
English to German
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2 - 3% ? Jul 21, 2013

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:

Paypal too would have made a killing in transferring this amount in terms of its fee of 2-3 % of the total amount plus the money made in currency conversion.

Paypal too would have become quite rich!


It depends on where the money came from. PayPal charges up to 6.9% for money from e. g. Israel. So yes, they would have made a killing on this one.icon_biggrin.gif


 


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