Billionaire offers £7,000 in CASH to 100 people who share his tweet – and the post has smashed the record as the most retweeted EVER

A JAPANESE billionaire is offering people £725,000 in cash for simply sharing a tweet.

Fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, 43, promised to share the massive prize fund between 100 randomly selected people who followed him and shared, or ‘retweeted’, his post.

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That means everyone who enters is up for a £7,250 cash wedge – and Maezawa says he’ll personally message each winner.

He tweeted on Saturday that his online clothing shop Zozotown had hit record sales.

To celebrate, he dangled a cash gift in front of followers who retweeted the message.

He wrote in Japanese: “To express my gratitude, I will personally give a present of 1 million yen in cash to 100 people.

The billionaire promised to share a £725,000 prize fund between 100 randomly selected tweeters

“All you have to do is follow my account and retweet this tweet. Winners will be contacted by me directly via direct message!”

Maezawa says the deadline for entries is January 7, but earlier today tweeted that there’s “still time to take part!”

The tweet has been shared more than 4.5million times, smashing Twitter’s record for the most retweeted post of all time.

It has already beaten the previous holder by more than a million retweets.

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That tweet, a 2017 quest for a year’s free chicken nuggets posted by US teenager Carter Wilkerson, amassed 3.5million retweets (and the free nuggets, courtesy of US fast food chain Wendy’s).

Maezawa is worth an eye-watering £2.4billion, making him Japan’s 18th richest person.

He made his fortune as the founder and chief executive of Zozotown, Japan’s biggest online fashion shop.

But Maezawa clawed his way to international fame last year when he was named as the first private passenger that will be flown around the moon by SpaceX, the company owned by controversial billionaire Elon Musk.

With more than 4.5million retweets, Maezawa’s tweet is now the most shared tweet of all time. It beat this 2017 post from US teenager Carter Wilkerson, which amassed 3.5million retweets

Neither of the fat cats revealed the price Maezawa paid for his ticket, though Musk admitted it was “a lot of money”.

Maezawa, who is an avid art collector, said he planned to take several artists on his flyby.

“They will be asked to create something after they return to Earth. These masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us,” he said.

Will you be throwing your hat in the ring for Maezawa’s cash prize? Let us know in the comments!


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