Moon-bound billionaire supplants nugget lover’s most retweeted tweet – TechCrunch


A Japanese billionaire who’s paying Elon Musk to fly him across the Moon, assuming all goes to plan with SpaceX’s large steel phallus, has purchased himself a slightly totally different journey in the mean time.

The BBC experiences that Yusaku Maezawa has elbowed apart nugget-loving U.S. teen, Carter Wilkerson, to bag the title of most retweeted tweet by promising to give away 100 million yen (just below $1M) in money if folks RT the tweet.

His 5 million+ Twitter followers most likely helped too.

On the time of writing Maezawa’s January 5 tweet has ~four.6M RTs (and counting), beating out Wilkerson’s April 2017 tweet pleading at no cost rooster nuggets which now has circa three.6M RTs.

Sorry child.

After all it’s not a good combat. Wilkerson had simply 138 Twitter followers to offer native uplift when his temporary plea for “Nuggs” went viral.

Previous to Wilkerson, the world document retweeted tweet was a star group selfie.

So we will add one thing else to the listing of issues cash can purchase (tremendous artwork; a ticket to the moon; fake reputation).

In true entrepreneur spirit, Maezawa, founding father of Japanese on-line clothes retailer Zozo, is utilizing his overrated profile (i.e. as the person who Musk would possibly fly to the Moon) to drum up enterprise for his clothes enterprise.

Clearly he’s hoping to get greater than only a journey to outer house for the “lot of cash” he’s paying Musk for the prospect to play lunar vacationer. So the important thing lesson is demand the moon and again of us.

Therefore the world’s most retweeted tweet now promotes a Spring sale. Late stage capitalism eat yer coronary heart out.

We will at the very least be grateful the tweet wasn’t crypto associated. In spite of everything, given the Musk connection, that kind of spam would have been slightly extra typical.


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