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’ famous Oscar selfie and Louis Tomlinson’s declaration of his love for Harry Styles.
This article and chart originally appeared on the blog of statistics firm Statista, and is republished here with permission. The number of retweets was updated by Delano.