gazillionaire

noun
ga·​zil·​lion·​aire | \ gə-ˌzil-yə-ˈner How to pronounce gazillionaire (audio) , -ˈzil-yə-ˌner \

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Recent Examples on the Web Rowling’s novels about a young wizard have transformed young adult literature, revived the publishing industry and made the author a gazillionaire. Washington Post, "For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.," 28 Sep. 2020 The price of a mansion in Greenwich matters to a gas-station operator, a public-school teacher, a landscaper, and many other non-gazillionaires, even if there are a few degrees of separation involved. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in Greenwich, Conn.?," 10 Nov. 2019 Just Becker, a tech whiz who—before wooing Monica in a six-episode arc—had become a gazillionaire by creating a piece of business software called Moss 865. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Disney's New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema," 20 June 2019 But some experts argue that adjusting the worth of gazillionaires based on the price a bundle of goods and services an average household would buy, as the CPI does, is absurd. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Is Jeff Bezos Really the Richest of Them All?," 10 Aug. 2018 These assembled gazillionaires gently lolled on swings sipping cups of Champagne handed out by actors dressed as nuns or monks. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana’s Como Chameleons: Naomi Campbell, Halima Aden, and Maye Musk Model Alta Moda in Italy," 6 July 2018 Just Becker, a tech whiz who—before wooing Monica in a six-episode arc—had become a gazillionaire by creating a piece of business software called Moss 865. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Disney's New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema," 20 June 2019 But some experts argue that adjusting the worth of gazillionaires based on the price a bundle of goods and services an average household would buy, as the CPI does, is absurd. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Is Jeff Bezos Really the Richest of Them All?," 10 Aug. 2018 These assembled gazillionaires gently lolled on swings sipping cups of Champagne handed out by actors dressed as nuns or monks. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana’s Como Chameleons: Naomi Campbell, Halima Aden, and Maye Musk Model Alta Moda in Italy," 6 July 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Gazillionaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gazillionaire. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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