You May Not Have Heard Of Him - But He Just Became The Most Retweeted Man In History

You May Not Have Heard Of Him - But He Just Became The Most Retweeted Man In History

As he prepares to become the first private passenger to travel around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa has just beaten another record by becoming the author of the most retweeted tweet in history.

Posted on Saturday, January 5, 2019 on Twitter, a message from the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder of the online textile distributor Zozo, became in just a few hours the most shared tweet in the history of the internet.

The reason? In his message, the businessman promised nothing less than to distribute 100 million yen (about £726,000) to 100 of his followers who were the first to retweet his message before Monday, January 7 in the evening. It was enough for his 5.08 million fans to share in record time more than 4.6 million times the tweet of the one who in 2023 should become the first private passenger SpaceX to travel around the world. Moon.

However, despite what one might believe, the billionaire claims his aim was not to make the buzz with his initiative. Yusaku Maezawa's approach actually had a more philanthropic purpose, as he explained a little later in a second message posted on the social network to the blue bird.

"I think what everybody wants is a dream, not money, if you get a million yen, you'll use it with friends, family, for the sake of society or This makes me want to cry (of happiness) because this money will be used for something other than yourself, " wrote the Japanese entrepreneur, who promised that each winner would soon receive a private message from him.

Check out the video above for more on Yusaku Maezawa!

• Emma Jensen
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