One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An extremely rich person.‘it's really not hard to look fabulous when you're a gazillionaire in your early 20s’‘I've never claimed to be a gazillionaire—the press labeled me one’
- ‘Whether it is car czars or bank barons, there's not lot of love for gazillionaire executives these days.’
- ‘Years later, some of his corporate friends have become "gazillionaires," he says, but he wouldn't want to leave the theatre to switch places with them.’
- ‘I guess being a gazillionaire makes up for being the ugliest man in the world.’
- ‘Maybe I'll become a regular on the show and then I'll be a gazillionaire just like them!’
- ‘Several months later, eBay agreed to buy the company for $1.5 billion, and Thiel and his co-founders became gazillionaires before the age of 35.’
- ‘This in turn allows the gazillionaires who run these multinationals and conglomerates an unhealthy sway over government policy.’
- ‘He and his brother, Barry, sold their high-profile, high-performing furniture stores to gazillionaire Warren Buffett a few years ago, but Buffett was smart enough to let the brothers keep doing their thing.’
- ‘I'm curious as to what two gazillionaires hope to gain by suing their nanny.’
- ‘Oil gazillionaire J. Paul Getty once offered this formula for achieving financial success: "Rise early," he intoned, "work late, strike oil."’
- ‘If he was a gazillionaire and he was providing tax relief to other gazillionaires then I'd have a problem.’
1980s: from gazillion, on the pattern of millionaire.
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