Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa now has most retweeted tweet ever

His message to the Twitterverse promised 100 winners a chance to win a piece of 100 million Japanese yen, or about $920,800 (U.S.), if they retweeted him.

The post appeared to be in celebration of his website Zozotown making 10bn yen in sales over the Christmas and New Year period.

His social media success means Carter Wilkerson, who was retweeted 3.5 million times during his campaign to get free nugs for a year from Wendy's, has slipped into second place.

A tweet posted just two days ago has become the most retweeted post on the platform of all time.

Mr. Yusaku received over four million retweets for his post on January 5, after he offered to give out £7,000 to 100 randomly selected Twitter users who retweet his tweet. The requirement was to follow him and RT the tweet. "Surpassed Twitter's world record number of retweets (it was 3.55 million RTs before) and more people are still retweeting", wrote the high-profile Maezawa. Now, Maezawa has set a record for the most retweeted tweet.

Before Mr Maezawa could claim the most retweeted message, the prize belonged to Mr Wilkerson, who asked United States chain restaurant Wendy's how many retweets he needed to get free chicken nuggets for a year. While Wilkinson fell well short of the spoof goal, managing to garner a still-impressive 3.5 million retweets, Wendy's chose to give him the free chicken anyway, presumably in thanks for all the publicity.

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The 43-year-old founder and chief executive of Japan's largest online fashion retailer is better known internationally as the first private passenger to make a planned trip around the moon on Musk's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which is under construction.

The photo, captured by actor Bradley Cooper, was taken at the 2014 ceremony and showed DeGeneres herself, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep.

The caption is a quote from the book Long Walk To Freedom, by former South African president Nelson Mandela, and the post has more than 1.6 million retweets.

Yusaku Maezawa has more than 6 million followers on Twitter.

The change to the top positions also knocks Barack Obama out of the top five. But at this rate, we'll be hearing more from him sooner than that.

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