43yo Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa (@yousuck2020) broke the record for most retweeted tweet.
Yusaku Maezawa is the founder and CEO of Japan’s largest online fashion retailer Zozotown.
The tweet has been retweeted over 5 million times and is offering 100 million yen (about $10k USD) to 100 people.
The post was in gratitude to a recent fastest sales record of 10 billion yen on Zozotown.
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 5, 2019
A rough translation of his tweet:
[…] With daily gratitude, I will give 100 million yen [grand prix for 100 people] to individuals in cash. To apply, just follow me and just RT this tweet. […]
It’s unclear how he will be transferring this money to the 100 winners. He said the winners will receive a DM in their Twitter account from him.
The most retweeted tweet record has bounced from Ellen’s famous Oscar Selfie in 2014 to a 16yo chicken-nugget obsessed teen from Nevada in 2017 to Yusaku Maezawa.