Definition of millionaire in English:



  • A person whose assets are worth one million dollars or more.

    • ‘Most of these movies don't turn their producers into overnight millionaires.’
    • ‘The Senate roll call features the names of more millionaires than many country clubs.’
    • ‘As boisterous entrepreneurs, now millionaires many times over, both enjoy the limelight a great deal.’
    • ‘Are you more likely to become one of the growing number of Irish millionaires or a financial basket case?’
    • ‘The stock markets are probably not littered with billionaires or even millionaires among private investors.’
    • ‘Contrast this to the United states where there are a million-plus millionaires.’
    • ‘I've seen millionaires give less than a thousand dollars at fundraising dinners.’
    • ‘Working in the new media industry has gone from the fastest way to become a millionaire to the fastest way to be unemployed.’
    • ‘Her clientele do not need to be millionaires, although many are.’
    • ‘The area borders the Dales and already has one of the highest concentrations of millionaires in the country.’
    • ‘It turns out that the bulk of the world's millionaires, for example, are surprisingly frugal.’
    • ‘There are still some countries in the world where you can become an instant millionaire.’
    • ‘Along with some of the big names in the music industry, you also get a chance to become a millionaire.’
    • ‘The telecoms, software and property millionaires are all around us and have raised the lifestyle bar.’
    • ‘I would like to know the percentage of politicians, in any country, who are millionaires.’
    • ‘I saw everyone from actors and actresses to businessmen to millionaires to random groupies.’
    • ‘Four years later he found himself both a millionaire and embroiled in the ugliest of financial scandals.’
    • ‘And they have been hired as public servants to run the company, not become millionaires.’
    • ‘I just wish he wasn't one of those millionaires who wants to keep my taxes as high as possible.’
    • ‘More recently, it's been a case of millionaires striking against billionaires.’
    magnate, mogul, big businessman, baron, merchant prince, captain of industry, industrialist, financier, top executive, chief, lord, magnifico, nabob, grandee
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Early 19th century: from French millionnaire, from million (see million).