Thursday , January 21 2021

Japanese businessman breaks Twitter re-tweet record by offering to give away £ 725,000



A Japanese entrepreneur's tweet has become the most-retweeted of all time after 100 million Japanese yen.

Clothes retail businessman Yusaku Maezawa's post has been shared more than 4.6 million times since it was published on Saturday.

It has raced ahead of the previous record holder – a plea from chicken nuggets-loving teenager Carter Wilkerson for free food.

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Mr Maezawa's online store Zozotown enjoyed a Christmas and New Year windfall, with the company taking around 10 billion yen (£ 72.4 million).

As a sign of gratitude, the Japanese businessman offered 100 million yen (£ 725,000) and shared it among 100 people.

Those who follow Mr Maezawa on Twitter and retweet their post.

Mr Maezawa shared the tweet at 1.35pm on Saturday.

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Mr Wilkerson's now-broken record stands after he tweeted American fast-food joint Wendy's.

Having asked how many retweets he needed for a year's free supply of chicken nuggets, Wendy's said 18 million.

Mr Wilkerson's tweet, which was posted in April 2017, has since shared 3.6 million times.


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