There’s a New Record for the Most Retweeted Tweet Ever . . . a Billionaire Giving Out Free Money
There’s a new record for the most retweeted tweet ever. And I guess that kind of makes sense, because it might be the most LUCRATIVE tweet to retweet ever.
There’s a billionaire in Japan named Yusaku Maezawa. He got rich by founding an online fashion company called Zozotown.
And on Sunday, he tweeted that he was going to give away 100 million Japanese yen to 100 random people who retweeted him. That works out to about $924,000, or a very solid $9,240 per person.
And the retweets FLOODED in. As of the last time we checked, it was up over 5.5 MILLION.
Unfortunately if you’re looking to get in on this, it’s too late. The deadline for retweets was yesterday.
The old record for retweets was held by that dude a few years ago who asked Wendy’s for free nuggets. They told him it’d take 18 million retweets . . . but they caved when he managed to get 3.5 million.
ZOZOTOWN新春セールが史上最速で取扱高100億円を先ほど突破！！日頃の感謝を込め、僕個人から100名様に100万円【総額1億円のお年玉】を現金でプレゼントします。応募方法は、僕をフォローいただいた上、このツイートをRTするだけ。受付は1/7まで。当選者には僕から直接DMします！ #月に行くならお年玉 pic.twitter.com/cKQfPPbOI3
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 5, 2019