billionaire

[ bil-yuh-nair, bil-yuh-nair ]
/ ˌbɪl yəˈnɛər, ˈbɪl yəˌnɛər /

noun

a person who has assets worth a billion or more dollars, francs, pounds, or the like.

Origin of billionaire

1855–60, Americanism; billion + -aire, on the model of millionaire
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billionaire

/ (ˌbɪljəˈnɛə) /

noun

a person whose assets are worth over a billion of the monetary units of his country
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