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White Billionaire Offers $1 Billion to 'Breed' Lebron and Serena?

A fake news article reported that a white billionaire had offered $1 billion to 'breed' superstar athletes Lebron James and Serena Williams.

Published Jul 13, 2016

A billionaire has offered $1 billion to "breed" Lebron James and Serena Williams.

On 12 July 2016, the web site Cream Bump Daily published an article reporting that a white billionaire had offered $1 billion for NBA star Lebron James and tennis champion Serena Williams to "breed":

He wants a SUPER BABY! A White Billionaire Offers LeBbron and Serena $500 million a piece to BREED a baby...

With his sperm and her egg. I'll make my investment back on signing day. 

There was no truth to this story, which originated with an entertainment web site that does not publish factual stories. A disclaimer at the bottom of the article states that the Cream Bump Daily is "Number One in Parody and Satire."

This isn't the first time that a fake news article has claimed that a billionaire was offering major money for a child. In August 2015, a false rumor held that a billionaire was recruiting 1,000 women to have his children in an attempt to create the largest family ever. 

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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