A Japanese billionaire’s tweet has emerged the most retweeted of all time after he offered to give away $9,000 to 100 randomly selected Twitter users.
Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and CEO of Japan’s largest online fashion retailer Zozotown, received over four million retweets for his post on January 5, smashing the previous record set by teenager Carter Wilkinson’s appeal for free chicken nuggets in May 2017.
Mr Maezawa offered those re-tweeting his post 100m yen ($928,000), shared between 100 randomly selected people who reposted the tweet.
‘To participate, all you have to do is follow me and RT this tweet,’ Mr. Maezawa wrote in his tweet.
The Japanese billionaire is believed to have a net worth of close to $3billion was celebrating the massive sales of 10bn yen his company made over the Christmas and New Year and decided to give back to 100 lucky Twitter users.