Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is trying to fill his followers’ pockets with money in what he calls an experiment.
Maezawa is pledging to give more than $9 million to randomly selected Twitter followers who retweet one of his posts in an effort to see if money will make them “happy,” according to ABC News.
That large pot of money will be divided between 1,000 of his followers ($9,000 each) and surprisingly, this is not the first time this man has given away money like this. Last year, he also had Twitter in a frenzy with a similar giveaway in January 2019 and broke a record for the most retweets on Twitter, when he pledged to give away $925,000 to 100 randomly-selected users who shared his tweet.
In order to get this money this time, you have to be over the age of 13 and reside in Japan. The randomly-selected 1,000 winners will be notified via Twitter’s direct messages.
“So to put it simply, the purpose of this giveaway is to conduct a social experiment,” Maezawa said in the video. “This social experiment is to see whether the 1 million yen that they receive will give them a chance to be happier.”
Maezawa added that he wants to hear how the 1 million yen will affect people’s day to day lives, saying that last year he didn’t get a chance to communicate with the winners. This time around, he hopes to keep in touch and hear feedback.
Maezawa is the head of an online Japanese fashion empire and has a net worth of about $2 billion, according to Forbes. He is also known for famously paying his way to become the first private passenger to visit the moon with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX.
We couldn’t blame y’all if you hit that follow button but y’all better have a Japanese address ready. What are your thoughts on this giveaway? Let us know!