[muhl-tee-mil-yuh-nair, muhl-tahy-]


a person who possesses a fortune that amounts to many millions of dollars, francs, etc.

Origin of multimillionaire

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; multi- + millionaire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for multi-millionaire

Contemporary Examples of multi-millionaire

Historical Examples of multi-millionaire

  • The owner of it all, a multi-millionaire, was introduced to me.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • As he had evolved from a coolie labourer to a multi-millionaire, so had his name evolved.

  • If I had all Gerard promised me I would be a multi-millionaire.

    Grey Town

    Gerald Baldwin

  • He falls in love with Rebecca, daughter of a multi-millionaire.

  • He was a multi-millionaire; he owned more money than he could spend.

    What a Man Wills

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

British Dictionary definitions for multi-millionaire



a person with a fortune of several million pounds, dollars, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for multi-millionaire

also multimillionaire, 1858, from multi- + millionaire.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper