The College Student Who Accidentally Became The Owner Of Google.com

Many of us dream about what it would be like to own one of the world’s most powerful companies, even if only for a minute. US college student Sanmay Ved doesn’t have to dream. In September 2015, he was shopping for available domain names when an unexpected one caught his eye. Google.com was available for $12. Ved bought it and immediately had ownership and control transferred to him. His position of power only lasted 60 seconds before someone at Google realized what had happened and frantically canceled the sale, but it must have been quite a rush for those 60 seconds.