Bil­lion­aire’s cash gifts spark retweet­ing record

The Guardian Weekly - - Gobal Report -

Ja­panese bil­lion­aire Yusaku Maezawa has en­tered the record books for post­ing the most retweeted mes­sage in Twit­ter’s 13-year-his­tory.

Maezawa noted that his fash­ion re­tailer, Zo­zo­town, had recorded as­ton­ish­ing sales, and to cel­e­brate dan­gled a cash gift in front of fol­low­ers who retweeted the mes­sage. He said he would “present one mil­lion yen ($9,200) in cash to 100 peo­ple to make a to­tal of 100 mil­lion yen”, ad­ding that he would con­tact the win­ners af­ter Mon­day’s dead­line. The mes­sage has since be­tween retweeted more than 4m times.

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