- a person who has assets worth a billion or more dollars, francs, pounds, or the like.
Origin of billionaire
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Examples from the Web for billionaire
To most of the world, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is a convicted sex offender and a financial grifter.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
The billionaire philanthropist tastes the product of a machine that processes human sewage into drinking water and electricity.Bill Gates Drinks Sewer Water
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
January 7, 2015
The bromance between the Russian president and the billionaire ex-prime minister of Italy goes way back.Was Putin’s Midnight Visit to Berlusconi About Bunga Bunga?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 19, 2014
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights.The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius
August 26, 2014
Its board of directors is chaired by billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles G. Koch.The Sleazy War on the Humane Society
Center for Public Integrity
August 18, 2014
That means that in five years I will be a billionaire, and only forty-two.The Root of Evil
Who but a billionaire could say what was fair exchange for a billion?The Golden Bowl
"Don't try to," the Billionaire replied, with seeming benevolence.
For a moment the Billionaire regarded him with a look of intense irritation.
The Billionaire, however, wasted but scant time in consideration.
- a person whose assets are worth over a billion of the monetary units of his country
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Word Origin and History for billionaire
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