Man Wins $1.4 Million Betting Donald Trump Will Become President
You think Donald Trump was the big winner of the presidential election? In the words of the one-time reality star, “Wrong!”
A man in Britain won $1.4 million betting he would defeat Hillary Clinton and become the next president. That’s a yuuuuge amount of money.
Vincent Tchenguiz, 60, who like the president-elect works in real estate, put down a pair of wagers that netted him the enormous return. He's one of a few people who made out like a bandit on the election.
Much of the world continues to be stunned that Trump pulled off the victory, but Tchenguiz is not among them. "‘I’m surprised by how everybody is stunned that [Trump] actually won," he said. "I didn’t think that it was so black and white. But people are so shocked -- I should have got much better odds."
Betting on elections is illegal in the U.S., but The Wall Street Journal reports it's big business overseas, with nearly $250 million in wagers placed on the Trump-Hillary Clinton contest.
So, while the jury is still out on whether or not Trump can move the American economy, at least he's doing it internationally. Right? Right?!