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The Japanese billionaire broke the record for retweets, promising hundreds of Twitter users 10 thousand dollars each

A few months before, he convinced Elon Musk to send him on a journey around the moon on the ship SpaceX.

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maedzava broke the record for the number of retweets, promising a cash reward to a hundred random Twitter followers. In total, he is going to distribute a million yen, which is equivalent to about 10 thousand dollars (668 thousand rubles) for each winner.

There are only two conditions for participation: to be subscribed to Maezawa’s account and retweet his cash distribution record. The billionaire promised that he would write personal messages to the winners.

In two days, the record retweeted more than five million times, and the number of Japanese subscribers increased from 501,000 to 5.7 million.


Maezawa got into the world news in September 2018, when it became known that he had convinced Ilon Mask to send him on a journey around the Moon on the SpaceX ship.

The previous record of retweets belonged to teenager Carter Wilkerson, who was retweeted over 3.4 million times. He argued with Wendy’s fast-food chain that he had 18 million retweets, and although the final number of reposts was several times smaller, the network still agreed to provide him with nuggets for life.

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