Tweeter Followers Getting US$9M Windfall


Elon Musk tweeted this picture of Yusaku Maezawa on his back next to the Falcon Rocket before the moon mission was announced, in September 2018.

If you’ve never tweeted before, perhaps it’s time to start, and lookout for a January 1 tweet by billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion tycoon, who is reportedly giving away US$9 million to his Twitter followers in what he calls a “social experiment” to see if the payment boosts their happiness.

According to Reuters, US$9,000 will be given to 1,000 followers selected at random from those who retweeted a Jan. 1 post, with the impact of the money to be tracked through regular surveys.

“It’s a serious social experiment,” said Maezawa on YouTube, adding he hopes to attract interest from academics and economists.

Apparently, Maezawa, who has been chosen as SpaceX’s first private passenger to fly around the moon on Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket in 2023, is reportedly known for his high spending on art and sports cars but also has a predilection for musing on ideas like a world without money. Start Tweeting!


George Jude

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