A father became one of the richest men in the world by receiving a fortune. How did his story end?
Darren James was shocked when his wife told him by phone that they had deposited by mistake 50,000 million dollars in your bank account. A stroke of luck that made him a millionaire, and forced him to make a decision.
The little mishap that, neither more nor less, made this man a multimillionaire father of two children of Louisiana, in the United States. To be more precise, in the 25th richest man in the worldso his family or descendants should worry more about the economic aspect.
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The strange chance left the man temporarily 10 times richer than, for example, Richard Branson, head of Virgin.
Shocked, real estate agent Darren couldn’t believe his eyes when he checked his balance, reports the Daily Star.
“It was crazy to see, because I have never seen so many zeros together in my life“, he told BR Proud. “Where did that come from?” he also told FOX9 in another interview after the mix-up in June 2021.
“All we thought about was who would be knocking on our door soon. We just don’t know anyone with that kind of money to begin with,” he warns.
Reaction after becoming a millionaire by mistake
Far from what most mortals would do, instead of trying to spend your millions of dollars on a mansion or a yachtDarren admitted what had happened and arranged for the money to return to its rightful owner.
Although he said he had fantasized about what he could do with all that money,
“We knew it wasn’t ours. We didn’t earn it with our work, so we decided to do the right thing,” he acknowledges to the amazement of many.
It is true that at first, thinking of the chance of keep the lootDarren brought law enforcement to the table, knowing that keeping the fortune would be considered theft.
How was the bank’s mistake and what did it do
When the bank was alerted to the unusual incident, they immediately began work to recover the funds.
The striking thing is that the bank never revealed where the money came from or how the error occurred.
As if it were a fantasy story, a few days were enough for the large sum of money full of zeros disappear again from the American’s bank account.
“It was a retention that was made to him. He appeared on Saturday to make a deposit for our daughter. He stayed there on Sunday, on Monday and on Tuesday he left,” he revealed.
What would you do with millions of dollars
As his story went viral, numerous questions arose about the fate of his new fortune.
And speaking of assumptions, Darren replied that if he ever came across that kind of money legitimately, it would help others.
“I would bless other people, to give them hope that there is something positive in this world. That is my biggest dream,” he said.
Pure demagoguery or a sincere expression of desire? Many chose to think about the second option since this father of a family, by notifying the bank, had already shown the type of person he is.