billionaire

noun

bil·​lion·​aire ˌbi(l)-yə-ˈner How to pronounce billionaire (audio)
ˈbi(l)-yə-ˌner
: one whose wealth is estimated at a billion or more dollars, pounds, or other monetary units

Examples of billionaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the complaint, the former SpaceX engineers say the troubling posts weren’t just private rantings from its billionaire CEO. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2024 And taking someone’s last hundred dollars as a fine is more serious than extracting that fine from a billionaire. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 12 June 2024 Neighbors for Results only lists three donors, with the largest check of $500,000 coming from billionaire philanthropist and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 12 June 2024 The billionaire withdrew his complaint a day before a California judge was set to hear OpenAI’s request for dismissal. Rachel Graf / Bloomberg, TIME, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for billionaire 

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Word History

Etymology

billion + -aire (as in millionaire)

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of billionaire was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Billionaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billionaire. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

billionaire

noun
bil·​lion·​aire ˌbil-yə-ˈna(ə)r How to pronounce billionaire (audio)
-ˈne(ə)r;
ˈbil-yə-ˌna(ə)r,
-ˌne(ə)r
: one whose wealth is a billion dollars or more
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