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Infographic: Record For Most Retweets Broken By Japanese Billionaire | Statista

A tweet from Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has just made history for breaking the record for the most retweets ever. Compiled on January 5, the tweet has been shared more than 4 million times. Maezawa has dethroned previous record holder Carter Wilkinson who gained more than 3.5 million retweets after a cry for help to get a year of chicken nuggets from fast food chain Wendy’s. Wilkinson’s tweet was in all caps and read: “HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS.”

Maezawa is the founder of Japanese online clothing retailer Zozo Inc and he promised to share 100 million yen ($925,000) randomly between 100 random people who shared the tweet. Other notable tweets on the all-time list of retweets includes Ellen DeGeneres’ (American comedian, television host, actor, writer, producer and LGBT activist) famous Oscar selfie and Louis Tomlinson’s (English singer, songwriter and television personality) declaration of his love for Harry Styles.

Source: Statista

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