Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire tweets most retweeted tweet
A Japanese billionaire has ousted a hen nugget-seeking US teen to grow to be tweeter of the most retweeted tweet of all time.
Yusaku Maezawa’s tweet dated five January has now been shared greater than 4 million occasions.
That’s part one million greater than Carter Wilkinson’s 2017 request for lend a hand to safe himself a yr of unfastened hen nuggets from rapid meals chain Wendy’s.
But Mr Maezawa used to be providing some incentive to other folks to proportion his put up.
The founding father of Japanese on-line clothes store Zozo Inc promised to proportion 100m yen ($925,000; £725,000) between 100 randomly decided on individuals who shared the tweet.
“To participate, all you have to do is follow me and RT this tweet,” he mentioned.
The put up seemed to be in birthday party of his web page Zozotown making 10bn yen in gross sales over the Christmas and New Year length.
Mr Maezawa first become well-known because the drummer in punk band Switch Style, however made his fortune within the type international. He is assumed to have a private wealth of with reference to $3bn, a large number of which he spends on artwork.
He become recognized within the West overdue final yr after he used to be named as the primary personal passenger because of be flown across the Moon through SpaceX, the corporate owned through every other well-known billionaire tweeter, Elon Musk.
The value Mr Maezawa agreed to pay for his price ticket to house has now not been disclosed, however in line with Mr Musk it used to be “a lot of money”.
Mr Maezawa has mentioned he plans to take a bunch of artists with him at the flight, slated for 2023.
Carter Wilkinson set Twitter alight in May 2017 after asking Wendy’s what number of retweets he had to get a yr’s price of unfastened hen nuggets.
The rapid meals chain mentioned “18 million”.
Mr Wilkinson’s all caps tweet – “HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS” – went directly to get greater than three.five million retweets with a large number of celebrities becoming a member of in, and different manufacturers leaping on board to provide him such things as unfastened flights to get to a Wendy’s.
Though he did not achieve the objective, Wendy’s gave him a yr of unfastened nuggets anyway.
Before Mr Wilkinson, US actor and presenter Ellen DeGeneres had held the most tweeted spot for greater than 3 years, with a selfie – then rather a singular idea – that includes stars within the target audience of the 2014 Oscars rite.