Bank claim that is out of this world

23 Oct, 2009 | SnippetsTdp

Apparently some idiot is suing the Bank of America for $1,784 billion trillion -- more money that exists on Earth (which has a GDP of only $60 trillion apparently). To quote the BBC article:

His demands will need a really rich person. Bill Gates fits that bill, in 2008 he was worth over $50bn. But even Bill Gates's pockets aren't deep enough.

What if everyone on Earth, all 6.8bn of us, were as rich as Bill Gates? Not enough. That super-rich planet would be worth only $340 million trillion.

What if we had 1,000 planets full of Bill Gateses? Still not enough to pay the bill, because 1,000 Bill Gates Earths adds up to only $340 billion trillion.

It would in fact take 5,247 super-rich, Bill Gates-filled planets to just barely cover Mr Chiscolm's demand for $1,784 billion trillion.

And why is he suing, apparently:

"He seems to be claiming that he placed a series of calls to the bank in New York and received inconsistent information from a 'Spanish woman'," says the judge's ruling. "He apparently alleges that checks have been rejected because of incomplete routing numbers".