mul·​ti·​bil·​lion·​aire ˌməl-tē-ˌbi(l)-yə-ˈner How to pronounce multibillionaire (audio)
plural multibillionaires
: a person whose wealth is estimated at many billions (as of dollars or pounds)
an entrepreneur who became a multibillionaire

Examples of multibillionaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of Simons’ first hires, Henry Laufer, a fellow multibillionaire, also became a major supporter to Democratic committee and causes. Patrick Oster, Fortune, 10 May 2024 Musk, the multibillionaire who owns X (aka Twitter) and is the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has expressed anger toward Disney and Iger after Disney (along with others) suspended advertising on X after Musk posted a comment supporting an antisemitic conspiracy theory. Todd Spangler, Variety, 6 Feb. 2024 Eight of the donors are multibillionaires, and their combined net worth is $305.1 billion. Maria De Mento, Fortune, 2 Jan. 2024 According to material viewed by Fortune, Musk (the most followed user on X with 155 million followers) has garnered just over 40,000 subscribers, or about 0.025% of his followers, who each pay $4 a month to get exclusive content from the tech multibillionaire. Kylie Robison, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 Billionaire Formula 1 heiress and international socialite Petra Ecclestone, now married to Palmer, purchased The Manor in 2011 and sold it in 2019 to Canadian multibillionaire businessman Daryl Katz. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 26 Dec. 2023 Its contributors include Visa and the Gap Foundation, both based in San Francisco, as well as tech multibillionaires such as Jack Dorsey. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 The multibillionaire’s decision could come with significant financial upside, as Florida doesn’t tax capital gains and has no state income tax. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 Todd Graves, the founder of Raising Cane’s, is now a multibillionaire, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multibillionaire was in 1894

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“Multibillionaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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