Definition of billionaire
: one whose wealth is estimated at a billion or more (as of dollars or pounds)
Recent Examples of billionaire from the Web
Chinese billionaire Li Shufu is buying a stake in Malaysia’s unprofitable national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd.
And on the other side sits billionaire dealmaker John Malone, Charter’s biggest backer, characteristically encouraging a joint outright takeover of Sprint.
Like how Ana is an unknowing virgin who’s whisked into a life of BDSM with a handsome, extremely screwed up billionaire?
Luckily, the rapper spends the album's title track apologizing to his billionaire better half.
Salma Hayek plays a masseuse who squares off against a Trumpian billionaire (played by John Lithgow) when her client invites her to a dinner party.
In February he was photographed kite surfing with billionaire Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands.
Or Wall Street billionaire (and former New York mayor) Mike Bloomberg, another key 2016 backer.
Asked for specific examples of what is being done, Thomson cited the U.N. partnerships with celebrities such as billionaire Richard Branson and Prince Albert of Monaco to petition governments to protect 30 percent of their oceans by 2030.
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Origin and Etymology of billionaire
billion + -aire (as in millionaire)
First Known Use: 1844See Words from the same year
BILLIONAIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of billionaire for English Language Learners
: a rich person who has at least a billion dollars, pounds, etc.
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