Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, has taken Twitter by storm with a single tweet. All it took to reach the new milestone was a promise of free money for people.
Maezawa, on Saturday, posted a tweet from his official Twitter account in which he promised to distribute 100 million yen ($924,000) to be shared among 100 random people.
The method to enter the contest is simple: All you have to do is to follow Maezawa on Twitter and retweet his tweet.
The billionaire announced to personally message the lucky ones when the contest finishes. The competition was arranged in celebration of Maezawa’s online fashion retailer Zozotown reaching 10 billion Yen in annual sale.
— 前澤友作┃お金配り毎日実施中 (@yousuck2020) January 5, 2019
His tweet, with a promise of free money, attracted 4.72 million retweets until Monday morning, breaking the previous record of 3.5 million retweets, held by Carter Wilkerson.
Wilkerson’s tweet went viral, in which he attempted to achieve the target of 18 million retweets set by Wendy’s, to receive a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets.
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
The teenage guy couldn’t get to the set target, he, however, won the free nuggets supply for setting up a new retweets record.
Carter’s tweet surpassed the US comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres’s four years old record of 3.3 million retweets. His celebrity-filled selfie at the 2014 Oscars blew up the internet at the time; the photo now has 3.53 million total retweets.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014