Brace yourself for a new Twitter record! The most retweeted tweet of all time now belongs to Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of the Japanese e-commerce company Zozo Inc. Maezawa promised to share 100 million yen ($920800!) between 100 randomly selected retweeters of his tweet. And this sent Twitter users into a frenzy, who retweeted the tweet more than 5.5 million times!
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Apparently, Maezawa was extremely happy that Zozo sold merchandise worth 10 billion yen during its Christmas and New Year sale and wanted to show gratitude by giving away this prize money.
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
This surpassed the previous record held by Carter Wilkinson, whose request for retweets in exchange for a year’s free supply of chicken nuggets from Wendy’s garnered 3.5 million retweets.
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