Definition of multimillionaire in US English:



  • A person with assets worth several million dollars.

    • ‘It's innovation like this that makes millionaires into multimillionaires.’
    • ‘If a multimillionaire donates tens of millions of yuan, this of course can be counted as charity on his part.’
    • ‘The fiftysomething multimillionaire, who lives in Newport Beach, California, is something of a recluse.’
    • ‘The gap between the city's overwhelmingly poor and working class population, on the one hand, and the world's greatest concentration of multimillionaires and billionaires, on the other, has never been greater.’
    • ‘The couple, both multimillionaires, said they had not signed a pre-nuptial agreement but had verbally agreed not to claim any of the other's fortune in the ‘unlikely event’ of a split.’
    • ‘At the same time, each candidate avidly seeks as much money as possible from the multimillionaires to finance his campaign.’
    • ‘In the process, he quickly became a multimillionaire, recently reporting assets in excess of $6 million.’
    • ‘He became a multimillionaire overnight, and today is worth an estimated £1bn and remains the company's president.’
    • ‘The fact that I need to ask may go some way to explaining why he's the multimillionaire entrepreneur, and I'm the journalist interviewing him.’
    • ‘The multimillionaire plutocrat is officially a resident of Portugal, where he owns a golf estate.’
    • ‘At the top of the economic ladder are tens of thousands of millionaires and multimillionaires who have made huge fortunes through financial speculation in the last decade.’
    • ‘But if the multimillionaires harbor even the slightest doubts about their qualifications for solving social and geopolitical ills, they don't express it.’
    • ‘Promoting huge tax breaks for multimillionaires and large corporations, he presided over an unprecedented transfer of wealth to the already rich at the expense of everyone else.’
    • ‘They may be miners or steeplejacks, bank clerks or civil servants: it's just that whatever they do for a living and however hard they work at it, they are never going to become multimillionaires.’
    • ‘Since the lottery's launch it has created more than 1,700 millionaires or multimillionaires, with £24 billion paid out in prizes.’
    • ‘While those with money live a life of fabulous luxury and efforts are made to attract more and more international multimillionaires and billionaires to the capital, hundreds of thousands of people live in indescribable poverty.’
    • ‘Whatever the outcome of the conflict between billionaires and multimillionaires in Silicon Valley, it is the workers at the three companies who will foot the bill.’
    • ‘The multimillionaire tax exile's statement to the inquiry was characterised by the bluster and showmanship for which he is renowned.’
    • ‘Both parties represent the interests of Wall Street, the corporations and the thin layer of multimillionaires and billionaires who dominate American politics.’
    • ‘Under the plan, the 400 richest multimillionaires will receive tax breaks worth an average of $1 million a year.’
    magnate, mogul, big businessman, baron, merchant prince, captain of industry, industrialist, financier, top executive, chief, lord, magnifico, nabob, grandee
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